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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



COMMON COUNCIL 



OP THE 



CITY OF CHICA^aO, 



FOR THE 



JMnnicipal Year 1871-3^ 



BEING EROM 



December 4rth, 1871, to November 30th, 187S. 



CHICAGO: 
Rand, McNally & Co., Printers, 108 West Randolph Street. 

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COMMON COUNCIL 

OIF" T-EiE 

CITY OF OHIO^aO 

IFOE. THE Dye TT OSr I C 1 1= 7^ li "2" JE3 J^ S, 1871-2. 



ALD. JOHISr H. 


McAVOY, President. 




ALDERMEN. 


J. J. KNICIiERBOCKER, 


1st W. 


ird, Bryan Block, Room 11. 


C. T. BOWEN. 


" 


326 Wabash Avenue. 


J. E. Otis, 


2d ' 


66 Madison Street. 


Arthur Dixon, 


" 


299 5th Avenue. 


David Coey, 


3d ' 


777 State Street. 


J. W. McGenniss, 


" 


484 5th Avenue, 


H. M. Thompson, 


4tli ' 


' 748 Michigan Avenue. 


J. H. McAvoY, 


" ' 


42 24th Street. 


Peter Daggy, 


5th ' 


' 510 Michigan Avenue. 


K. ^. Stone, 


« H (. 


' 470 Wabash Avenue. 


Michael Schmitz, 


6tli ' 


' 121 Archer Avenue. 


William Tracy, 


(( ( 


149 Lyman Street. 


P. J. HiCKEY, 


7th ' 


699 South Halsted Street. 


E. F. Cullerton, 


;t i 


' Post and Levee Streets. 


M. B. Bailey, 


8th ' 


183 Madison Street. 


Jeremiah Clowry, 


" ' 


587 South Canal Street. 


W. B. Bateham, 


9th ' 


' Silver and Harrison Streets. 


George Powell, 


" ' 


307 South Halsted Street. 


C. C. P. HOLDEN, 


10th ' 


323 West Monroe Street. 


L. L. Bond, 


ii. ( 


70 South Canal Street. 


T. T. Verdier, 


nth ' 


189 West Lake Street. 


Henry Sweet, 


" 


Desplaines and Kinzie Streets. 


Henry Witbeck, 


12th ' 


385 West Washington Street. 


Monroe Heath, 


a i 


170 and 172 Randolph Street. 


S. S. Gardner, 


13th ' 


' 180 Warren Avenue. 


George Sherwood, 


Ct 4 


' 95 Desplaines Street. 


B. G. Gill, 


14th ' 


' Stewart Avenue and Maxwell Street. 


S. E. Cleveland, 


" 


68 North Leavitt Street. 


John Buehler, 


15th ' 


' Milwaukee and Chicago Avenues. 


J. J. McGrath, 


" 


' 41 Rawson Street. 


K. G. Schmidt, 


16th ' 


35 Grant Place. 


Thomas Stout, 


" 


' 11 North Dearborn Street. 


Louis Schapfnbr, 


17th ' 


' Schiller Street, corner North Clark Street 


Jacob Lengacher, 


" 


366 Sedgwick Street. 


John McCaffrey, 


18th ' 


127 Sedgwick Street. 


Thomas Carney, 


" ' 


Market and Illinois Streets. 


Wm. M. Clarke, 


19th ' 


' Room 11, Chamber of Commerce. 


Mahlon D. Ogden, 


" 


LaSalle and Monroe Streets. 


G. A. BussE, 


20th ' 


178 North Clark Street. 


C. L. Woodman, 


(.i. ( 


' Adams and Canal Streets. 



C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk ami Glerk of the Common. Council, 



STANDING COMMITTEES 



OF THE 



COMMON^ COUI^CIL 



FOR THE M:TJ1^^ICIP^L Y^B.A.R 1871-2. 



Finance — Bateliam, Bond, Otis, Ogden, and Bowen. 

Railroads — Woodman, Bowen, Clarke, Otis, and Sweet. 

Judiciary — Bond, Knickerbocker, Powell, McGrath, and Daggy. 

Fire and Water — McGenniss, McGrrath, Witbeck, Cullerton, and Stout. 

Schools — Daggy, Ogden, Holden, Sherwood, and Knickerbocker. 

Streets and Alleys, S. D. — Bowen, Dixon, McGenniss, Thompson, Stone, and 

Tracy. 
Streets and Alleys, W. D. — Gill, Cullerton, Bailey, Powell, Holden, Verdier, 

Heath, Sherwood, and Buehler. 
Streets and Alleys, N. D. — Carney, Stout, Lengacher, Ogden, and Busse. 
Wharves and Public Grounds — Holden, Ogden, Schaffner, Bowen, and Gardner. 
Wharfing Privileges — Dixon, Schmitz, Cleveland, Verdier, and Busse. 
Local Assessments — McGrath, Coey, McCaffrey, Knickerbocker, and Gill. 
Bridewell — Thompson, Clowry, Buehler, Stone, and Clarke. 
Police — Knickerbocker, Hickey, Schaffner, Powell, and Heath. 
Licenses — Clarke, Verdier, Tracy, Schmidt, and Witbeck. 
Gas Lights — Otis, Powell, Stout, Thompson, and Bateham. 
Harbor and Bridges — Witbeck, Coey, McCaffrey, Clowry, and Schmitz. 
Printing — Sherwood, Cleveland, Tracy, McCaffrey, and Stone. 
Markets — Clowry, Verdier, Carney, Schmitz, and Coey. 
Public Buildings — Gardner, Bailey, Schmitz, Coey, and Ogden. 
County Relations — Buehler, Daggy, Hickey, Lengacher, and Thompson. 



EXPLANATION OF TERMS, 



In the Index frequent references are made to the Standing Committees of the 
Comrtion Council, and the several City Officers, where the names or titles of such 
Committees and Officers are not printed at length. For the better understanding of 
such abbreviations as occur, the following explanation is given : 
G. L Committee on Gas Lidits. 



H. andB 

'Jud 

W. and P. G. - . . 
R R 

S. and A., S. D._ 
S. and A., N. D. 
S. and A., W. D. 
Wh'fgPriv. __._ 

Pub. Buil 

Local Asst. 



Harbor and Bridges. 

Judiciary. 

Wharves and Public Grounds. 

Railroads. 

Streets and Alleys, South Division. 

North 

West 
WhaiUng Privileges. 
Public Buildings. 
Local Assessments. 



B. P. W Board of Public Works. 

B. P. C " " Police Commissioners. 

B. of E " " Education. 

B. of H " " Health. 

Con. in Concurred in. 

Tabled Temp Tabled Temporarily. 

Pub. Published. 



referencp: to index, 



PAGE 

Appointments : IX 

Assessment Rolls— Openings,Wiclenings and Extensions IX 

Assessment Rolls — Street Improvements X 

Board of Education X 

Board of Health X 

Board of Police Commissioners X 

Board of Public Works XI 

City Attoraey XI 

City Clerk XI 

City Collector XI 

City Comptroller XI 

City Treasurer XII 

Commissioner of Taxes XII 

Committee on Bridewell XII 

Committee on County Relations XII 

Committee on Finance XIII 

Committee on Fire and Water i . XIV 

Committee on Gas Lights XV 

Committee on Harbor and Bridges XV 

Committee on Judiciary XV 

Committee on Licenses , XV 

Committee on Local Assessments XVI 

Committee on Markets XVI 

Committee on Police XVI 

Committee on Printing XVI 

Committee on Public Buildings XVI 

Committee on Railroads XVII 

Committee on Schools XVII 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D XVIII 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, N. D XIX 

Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D XIX 

Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds XIX 

Council Meetings XX 

Counsel to the Corporation XXI 

Elections XXI 

Estimates for Lamp Posts -. XXI 

Estimates for Private Drains XXII 

Estimate for Street Improvement XXII 

Estimates for Water Service Pipes XXII 

Inspector of Fish XXH 

Inspector of Gas Meters XXII 

Inspectors of House of Correction XXni 

Invitations XXIII 

Mayor XXIII 

Orders XXIV 

Ordinances— General XXVII 

Ordinances— Lamp Posts XXIX 

Ordinances— Openings, Widenings and Extensions XXX 

Ordinances— Private Drains XXX 

Ordinances— Sidewalks XXXI 

Ordinances— Street Improvements XXXII 

Ordinances— Vacations XXXm 

Ordinances— Water Service Pipes XXXIV 

Official Bonds XXXIV 

Park Commissioners XXXI\ 

Petitions and Communications XXXIV 

Reform School XL 

Relief and Aid Society XL 

Remonstrances XL 

Resignations XL 

Resolutions XL 

School Agent XLIV 

Select Committees • XLIV 



INDEX 



APPOINTMENTS. 

PAGE 

Amberg, A. L., Deputy Clerk W. D. Police Court Police 15 

Amberg, A. L., Deputy Clerk W. D. Police Court ..Filed 27 

Board of Education ..Confiiined 368 

Bromfield, J., Inspector of Gas Meters G. L. 346 

Brorafield, J., Inspector of Gas Meters .Confirmed 360 

Burley, A. H., Comptroller .Confirmed 81 

Committees, Standing 17 

Committee to investigate charges against Aldermen 22 

Committee to receive Grand Duke Alexis 22 

Committee to establish fire limits 79 

Committee to receive Japanese Embassy 81 

Committee to examine complaints against Relief Society 145 

Committee to investigate process of preserving lumber 175 

Committee relative to filling Ilealey Slough.. 367 

Committee relative to change of street names 407 

Committee to examine Rotiiry Engines 458 

Committee to divide wards into hlectiou Districts 462 

Committee to investigate condition of sidewalk on Canal st., from Sixteenth st. to VanBuren st. .. 470 

Directors of Free Library Confirmed 153 

Davis, L. H., Fire Commissioner F. & W. 145 

Davis, L. H., Fire Commissioner Confirmed 159 

Hackett, E. D., Pound Keeper N. D ....Police 78 

Hackett, E. D., Pound Keeper K D .Confirmed 113 

Hammond, C; G., Inspector of the House of Correction Bridewell 202 

Hammond, C. G., Inspector of the House of Correction Confirmed 234 

Healey, J. J., Deputy Clerk N. D. Police Court Police 15 

Healey, J. J., Deputy Clerk N. D. Police Court Police 25 

Healey, J. J.. Deputy Clerk N. D. Police Court _ Confirmed 42 

Klokke, E. F. C, Police Commissioner Police 345 

Klokke, E. F. C, Police Commissioner Confirmed 359 

McGrath, J. C. Pound Keeper S. D. .Police 78 

McGrath, J. C, Pound Keeper S. D Confirmed 113 

O'Neill, John, Oil Inspector.. Confirmed 45 

Reno, C. A., Police Commissioner Confirmed 595 

Smith, H., Pound Keeper, W. D Police 78 

Smith, H., Pound Keeper, W. D Confirmed 113 

Thompson, J. K., Commissioner of the Board of Public Works Judiciary 45 

Thompson, J. K., Commissioner of the Board of Public Works .Confirmed 59 

Tuley, M. F., Corporation Counsel Confirmed 38 

Verdier,T.T., on Committee, streets and alleys, wharfing privileges, licenses and markets 119 

Washburn, E., Superintendent of Police Police and Judiciary 401 

Washburn, E., Superintendent of Police Confirmed 418 



ASSESSMENT ROLLS. 

OPENINGS, WIDENINGS AND EXTENSIONS. 

Dearborn st., opening to Jackson st Confirmed 407 

Hoyne st., opening from Division st. to Milwaukee ave. Confirmed 408 

Hurlbut St., widening Confirmed 425 

Leavitt St. , opening north to Milwaukee ave Confirmed 408 

Leavitt St., opening from Harrison st. to Taylor^st Confirmed 409 

Michigan ave., widening from Twenty-second st! to Twenty-ninth st Confirmed 431 

Milwaukee ave., opening : .Confirmed 354 

Oak St., opening from Larrabee to Crosby st Confirmed 408 

Reuben st., widening from Madison st. to Soxxth Western ave Confirmed 424 

Seeley St., opening from Van Buren st. to Tyler st Confirmed 408 

A 



X I N D E X . 

STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 

PAGB 

Aberdeen St., paving from Madison st. to Harrison st. Confirmed 355 

Adams st. (West), paviiii; from Halsted st. to Reuben st Confirmed 425- 

Adams st. (West), paving from Canal st. to Halsted st Confirmed 430 

Archer ave.. paving from Slip to Halsted st. _.. Confirmed 426 

Canal st. , paving from Madison st. to Twelfth st. Confirmed 409 

Canal st. , paving from Twelfth st. to Sixteenth st Confirmed 409 

Chicago ave., paving from Clark st. to Block 53, Kinzie\s Addition Confirmed 424 

Clinton st. , paving from Lake st. to Kinzie st. Confirmed 426 

Erie st. , paving from North Branch to Pine st. Confirmed 355 

Fonrteenth St., paving from Michigan ave. to State st Confirmed 423 

Halsted st., paving fj'om Lake st. to Indiana st. .._ Confirmed 426 

Harrison St., ))aving from C-anal st. to Halsted st. Confirmed 354 

Hlinois st.. filling from Wells st. to Kingsbury st. Confirmed 424 

Jackson st.. filling from C'anal st. to Halsted st. _ Confirmed i;54 

Jackson st., filling fiom Michigan ave. to State st Confirmed 354 

Jackson st., pavinu- from State st. to Mai'ket st Confirmed 424 

Kinzie St., paving from Halsted st. to Canal st Confirmed 409 

Lake st, paving from Halsted st. to Reuben st. Confirmed 424 

La Salle st., paving from Chicago ave. to J3ivision st. Confirmed 409 

Madison st. , paving from State st. to the river Confirmed 409 

Madi-son st., paving from Robey st. to Western ave. Confirmed 424 

Michigan ave., paving from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-ninth st Confirmed 354 

Park ave. , pavin^j from Ashland ave. to Leavitt st. Confirmed 408 

Polk St., paving from Halsted st. to Ellsworth st Confirmed 355 

Polk St., paving from State st. to river Confirmed 426 

Qnincy st., paving from State st. to Clark st Confirmed 408 

Randolph st., paving from Michigan ave. to bridge Confirmed 408 

Sangamon st., paving from Fulton st. to Van Buren st Confirmed 425- 

Sangamon st. , paving f iom Fulton st. to Milwaukee ave. C nfirmed 425 

Throop St., macadamizing from Twenty second st. to Blue Island ave Confirmed 425 

Twelfth St. (West), paving from Halsted st. to Beach st. Confirmed 425 

Union st., paving from Madison st. to Milwaukee ave Confirmed 355 

Van Buren st., paving from Halsted st. to Loomis st Confirmed 354 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

Appointment of Confirmed 368 

Asking sale of School house, corner Halsted and Twelfth sts Schools 39' 

Asking appropriation for building Franklin and Pearson Primary School houses .Filed 39 

Crocker, A. L., petition of, for lease of Scammon School lot, on Schools 59 

Remonstrance against granting rebates to lessees of School land ...Schools 83 

Relative to the erection of School house on Ogden and Kinzie lots _ Schools 122 

Relative to the erection of School house, corner Harrison st. and Third ave. Schools 122 

Relative to School house, comer Thirty-third st. and Wentworth ave. Schools 122 

Relative to the sale of the Scammon School lot . Schools 175 

Relative to appropriation for School house, on Harrison st. and Wentworth ave. Schools 287 



BOARD OF HEALTH. 

Annual Report Filed 154 

In relation to Sewerage... S. & A., W. N. &' S. D. 108 

In relation to filling lakes in Lake Park W. & P. G. 252 

In relation to enforcement of health ordinances Filed 353 

In relation to nuisance on Fouith ave. Pub. 413 

In relation to nuisauce on Fourth ave. Filed 464 



BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS. 

Amoskeag Engine Man. Co., on bills of... Com. whole 321 

Annual Report — Police Departm ent filed 407 

Annual Report— Fire Department Filed 407 

Asking appropriation for three Babcock Engines ..Com. whole 317 

Chimney Sweeps, relative to.. F. & W. 7& 

Exchange of Long John Engine Lot, relative to _. Pub. 175 

Exchangeof Titsworth Lot and Lease of Jones Lot F. & W. 374 

Engine Houses, erection of, and prirchase of Babcock Engines F. &W 106 

Engine House on Court House Square, relative to erecting , F. & W. and P. B. 167 

Engine House at Nickersonville, relative to purchasing site for F. & W. 510 

Fire Alarm Telegraph, relative to replacing F. & W. 118 

Fire Telegraph Apparatus, relative to purchase of _ F. & W. 458 

Fire Plugs, list of places where needed F. & W. 243 



INDEX. XI 

Fire Wardens, asking increase of salary for Com. whole 3i? 

Jones School Lot, in relation to vacatino; ^Police 343 

Petition of Mr. Enos for compensation for injuries, on ..'...' .Finance 287 

Remonstrance against erection of large wooden signs F. & W. 3OT 



BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

Annual Report (Tenth) Filed 'SB 

Annual Report (Eleventh) Filed 453 

Archer ave., in relation to rebates for paving Filed 353 

Article Nine, Incorporation Act, relative to Filed 407 

Asking appropriation for bridge over Ogden Canal .Com. whole 317 

Chicago ave., relative to widening S.& A.,N.D. .504 

Cleansing North Branch, in relation to W. & P. G. 525 

Dearborn Park, estimate for improvement of Com. whole 321 

Earnshaw & Gobcl, on claim of, for building abutment to Clark st. bridge .Finance 83 

Frame Buildings, relative to erection of, in lire limits Pub. & Filed 59 

Guards at P>ridges, relative to constructing Filed 442 

Hubbard st., relative to lamps on.. G. L. 431 

Library Rooms, on amount to be expended on Finance 268 

Loberg, N. P., on bills of, for extra work on City Hall Pub. Build. 25 

Maps, asking authority to expend $5,000 for copies of Finance 15 

Miner St. Lamp, relative to ...G. L. 39 

Moss, R. E., on bills of. for work on La Salle st. tunnel Finance 72 

Obstructions on alley, by L. S. & M. S. R. R . R. R. 252 

Opening Franklin st., relative to delay of ' .S. &A.,S.D. 525 

Pounds, asking appropriation for Filed 329 

Pound, relative to the removal of, in the W. D. ...Filed 510 

Pound Keeper S. D., relative to house for ...Filed 504 

Pumping Works, relative to F. & W 39 

Randolph st. Bridge, relative to condition of Filed 458 

Relative to allowing Crerar, Adams & Co. to build an arch over an alley Pub. and S. & A., N. D. 118 

Stating that occupants W. Randolph st. market refuse to pay rent.. Markets 407 

School House, relative to erection of, on Harrison St., near Western ave Schools 252 

School House, relative to construction of, on Pearson and Sedgwick lots Filed 168 

Sewerage, relative to amount of money necessary for Filed 329 

Seymour St., relative to occupancy of _. S.& A.,\V.D. 426 

Sidewalk on Pisk st., from Evans s*^. to Twenty-second st., concerning S.&A.,W.D. 510 

Sidewalk, relative to the construction of. Finance 118 

Street Names, recommending change of Pub. & S. Com. 407 

Streets, relative to cleaning t Filed 72 

Streets, in regard to use of, by C. C and L C. R. R R. R. 470 

Wa'er Extension, asking temporary loan for Finance 497 

Water Extension, certifying amount of money needed for Filed 329 

Widening River st., asking appropriation for. Com. whole 309 



CITY ATTORNEY. 

List of Cases appealed from Police Courts Pub. 409 

List of Cases appealed from Police Courts Filed 464 

List of Cases in which the City is a party Filed 427 



CITY CLERK. 
Report of bids for printing Council proceedings Comptroller 41 

CITY COLLECTOR. 

Reporter W. J. Onahan Pub. & Filed 151 

Reportof Geo. Von Hollon Finance 154 

Report of Geo. Von Hollea Pub. & Filed 189 

CITY COMPTROLLER. 

Balances in Treasury at end of quarters from Dec. 1, 1869, to Dec, 1871 Pub. 83 

Balances in Tieasury.. ., Finance 107 

Bids for Srile of Engine House on West Jackson st F. tfe W. 39 

Bids for purchase of School liouse, corner Twelfth and Halsted sts Schools 72 

Bids for Old Bridewell ground Pub. and Schools 94 

Bids for Old Bridewell ground Schools 146 



XII INDEX. 

PAGB 

Bids for purchase of Lot on West Jackson si P. & W, 123 

Bids for Lot, corner Washington and Clinton sts F. & W. 154 

Bids for Lot, corner Washington and Clinton sts ..Filed 306 

Bids for Lot, corner Washington and Clinton sts F. & W. 579 

Bids for purchase of Engine house lots F. & W. and Pub. 186 

Bids for certain city property. Pub. & Schools. 353 

Bids for Lots, corner Washington and Franklin sts F. & W. 406 

Bids for Lots, corner Washington andFranklin sts F. & W. 442 

Bids for Lots, corner Washington and Franklin sts F. & W. 504 

Bids for Scammon School lot Schools 427 

Bid for Lot on Fourteenth st. ...F. & W. 427 

Bills of Walworth and Furse, relative to payment of Pub . Build. 39 

Bonds, relative to issue of, to cancel39due Dec. 1 Finance 510 

City Deposits, interest received on.. Pub. & Finance 39 

City Property, relative to sale of " Filed 353 

Estimates for year 1872 Finance & Pub. 202 

Hay Market, relative to, in South Division Markets 353 

Hay Market, relative to rent for Finance 510 

Lease street ends, asking authority to W. & P. G. 94 

Lessees of School Land, covering names and amount of rent paid Pub. 78 

List of names of persons refusing to pay rent for School land .Schools 107 

Lots on West Washington St. for Engine House, offers of F. & W. 122 

Lots for Engine Houses, offers of. Pub. and F. & W. 186 

Lots for Engine House on Blue Island ave., offers of F. & W. and Pub. 353 

Long John Lot, relative to party wall on Filed 407 

Receipts and Expenditures for November, 1871 Filed 25 

Receipts and Expenditures for December, 1871 Filed 59 

Receipts and Expenditures for January, 1872 Pub. & Filed 82 

Receipts and Expenditures for February, 1872 Filed 122 

Receipts and Expenditures for March, 1872 Filed 168 

Receipts and Expenditures for April, 1872 .Filed 222 

Receipts and Expenditures for May, 1872 Filed 287 

Receipts and Expenditures for June, 1872 ..Filed .358 

Receipts and Expenditures for Julv, 1872 Filed 427 

Receipts and Expenditures for August, 1872 Filed 458 

Receipts and Expenditures for September, 1872 Filed 504 

Receipts and Expenditures for October, 1872 Filed 565 

Refunding tine, to C. Wilke. on Filed 510 



CITY TREASURER. 
Annual Report Piled 185 



COMMISSIONER OF TAXES. 

Asking election of an Assistant Assessor for district 6, West Division Filed 187 

Asking^ extension of time for Assessor's returns Filed 381 

Valuation of real and personal estate for 1872 Filed 534 



COMMITTEE ON BRIDEWELL. 

On appointment of C. G. Hammond as Inspector of House of Correction Con. in 234 

On appointment of Z. R. Brockway as Superintendent of House of Correction 27 

On appointment of C. E . Felton as Superintendent of House of Correction, and fixing 

his salary Con. in 61 

On petition of Dr. H. S. Hahn for compensation for medical services at House of 

Correction Con. in 43 

On quarterly report of Inspectors of House of Correction Con. in 161 

On quarterly report of Inspectors of House of Correction Pub. and Con. in 234 

On quarterly report of Inspectoi's of House of Correction Pub. and Con. in 485 

On quarterly report of Inspectors of House of Correction Pub. and Con. in 572 

On receiving county prisoners in House of Correction Con, in 359 



COMMITTEE ON COUNTY RELATIONS. 

On granting use of North Market lot to County as a site for a jail Pub. 79 

On granting use of North Market lot to County as a site for a jail Con. in 107 

On granting use of North Market lot to County as a site for a jail Con. in 397 



INDEX. XIII 

COMMITTEE ON FINANCE. 

PAGB 

Appropriation ordinance, on Pub. 269 

Appropriation ordinance, on Filed 329 

Artery, Mrs., on petition of Con. in 477 

Bell, J., on petition of Con. in 477 

Baxter. Dr., on bills? of Pub. 95 

Baxter, Dr., on bills of _.. Con. in 107 

Board of Health, -on making temporary loan for .Con. in 94 

Bond8, on issuing 39 Con. in 549 

Brinkraeyer, John, on claim of ...Filed 188 

Bronson, A., on petition of, for rebate of tax... ....Con. in 476 

Brown, J. F., on official bond of Pub. 95 

Brown, J. F., on official bond of Filed 107 

Burr Fund, on investing Pub. 399 

Bnrr Fund, on investing Con. in 463 

Buschick, A. F., on petition of Pub. 477 

Buschick, A. F., on petition of Con. in 498 

Carney, P., on petition of, for remission of fine ...Con. in 568 

Chicago avenue, on widening Pub. 585 

Chicago avenue, on widening Con. in 595 

City (.'ollector, on annual report of .Pub. and Con. in 151 

City Collector, on annual report of Con. in 189 

Contents of Comptroller's Safe at time of fire, on. ..Filed 27 

Conway, Wm., on petition of. _ .Con. in 389 

Deering, E'., on petition of Pub. 95 

Deering, B.. on petition of.. Recommitted 108 

Dreckman, Mrs., on petition of Con. in 488 

Duane. P., on petition of... Con. in 95 

Earnshaw & Gobel, on claim of _ Con. in 95 

Emmett & Frey, on petition of. Con. in 389 

Enos, Mr.^.on petition of Con. in 399 

Fire Department, on paying bills of, for review Filed 569 

Fire Department, on increasing, and purchase of Babcock Extinguishers Pub. 585 

First Regiment Chicago Volunteers, on petition of , for pay. Con. in 188 

Flood, P., on petition of Con. in 476 

French, Geo. M., on petition of Pub. 476 

French, Geo. M., on petition of _ Con. in .568 

Gerhardt, L. J., on bills of Con. in 96 

Gerringer, N., on petition of... Con. in 297 

Goodrich, A., on petition of, for pay of jurors' certificates ..Con. in 602 

Gross, A., on petition of, for remission of fine Con. in 399 

Gunzenhauser, John, on petition of Con. in 476 

Haas, Caroline, on petition of Con. in 390 

Hannan, P., on petition of Con. in 390 

Hay Markets, on providing means to pay rent fof Pub. 569 

Hendrie, W. A., on petition of.. -../. ._Con. in 156 

Hoy, M., and J. W. Blayney, on petitions of Con. in 569 

Jewell, E., on petition of, for compensation for damages to buggy Con. in 477 

Johns, I., & A. Peterson, on petitions of Con. in 42 

Johnson, C.., on petition of Con. in 390 

Kiessling, A., on petition of Con. in 569 

Laflin, Matthew, on petition of Pub. 569 

Lake Front, relative to Con. in 389 

Library, relative to expenditures for Pub. 297 

Library, relative to expenditures for Con. in 361 

Lussam, John, on petition of Pub. 568 

Lyman, John, on petition of Con. in 389 

Lynch, J., on petition of Con. in 189 

McDougal & McKindley, on petition of Con. in (302 

McGourk, P., on claim of .Con. in 390 

McGrath, J. C, on petition of Con. in 390 

McGuire, J., on petition of Con. in .389 

McGuirk & Parron, on petitions of ...Pub. 389 

McGuirk & Farron, on petitions of Con. in 463 

McNamee, John on petition of Con. in 95 

Maps, on procuring copies of certain Con. in 389 

Maroney, M., on petition of Pub. 602 

Meara, James, on petition of ...Con. in 156 

Meville, P., on petitiim of Con. in 3P0 

Moss, R. E., on claim of. Con. in 188 

Newton, R. E., on remitting fine to Con. in 477 

O'Meara, Mrs. , on giving aid to - Pub. 477 

O'Meara, Mrs., on giving aid to ...Piled 499 

Piper, A. S., on petition of Con. in 258 

Ratty, N., on petition of -- P"h. 95 

Ratty, N., on petition of Vov. in 107 

Relief and Aid Society, on funds in hands of Con. in 189 

Richardson, Wm., on petition of Con. in 002 

Robertson, J., on petition of Con. in ',X)2 

Rounds, R. G., on petition of ..Con. in ,"iC9 

Russell, 'VV. A., on petition of , Con. in 476 

Scandinavian Regt, on petition of Pub. and Con. in 5'.» 

Schneidacker, J. , on petition of Con. in 189 

Schooner An tares, giving damages to ^ Con. in 608 

Starr, H. R., on petition of Con. in 399 



XTV INDEX. 

PAOH 

Sltauahan, Thos., on petition of , - Con. in 390 

Sidewalks in burnt district, on constructing Pnb. 151 

Sfflewalks in burnt district, on constructing Con. in 182 

Simmons, S. \V., on petition of -.- .- Con. in 3i;0 

Sisters of St. Josepii, on petition of Pub. ^69 

Sylvester, J. 11., on petition of Con. in 390 

Taxes, sale of property for delinquent .Pub. 2S4 

Taxes, sale of property for delinquent - - C jn. in 2.iO 

Temporary loan for improvements rendered necessary on account of fire, on making Pub. 96 

Temporary loan for improvemen s rendered necessary on account of fire, on making Con. in 119 

Temporary loan for sewerage, on making , _Pub. 374 

I'emporary loan for sewerage, on making Filed 288 

Temporary loan for water extension. . ^ Con. in 504 

Treasury, on amount of money in Pub. 94 

Treasury, on amount of money in Filed 107 

Treasury, on quarterly balances, etc Pub. and Con. in 258 



COMMITTEE ON FIRE AND WATER. 

BabcockFire Extinguisher, relative to Con. in f^8 

Chimney Sweeps, on ordinance relative to Pub. 99 

CMmney Sweeps, on ordinance relative to Con. in 125 

Ciiimney Sweei)s, on ordinance relative to Pub. 226 

Cliimney Sweeps, on ordinance relative to.. Con. in 277 

Ciammings, N. G. , on plan of, to clean North Branch . Pub. 277 

JDavis, L. 11., Fire Commissioner, on appointment of.. .Con. in 159 

JEagine House, Steamer Fred Orund, on erecting temporary Pub. 98 

Engine House, Steamer Fred Gund, on erecting temporary Con. in 125 

Eadne Houses, rebuilding of, in burnt district Pub. 300 

.Engine Houses, rebuilding of, in burnt district _ Con. in 376 

Fire Engine, locating of, corner Blue Island ave. and Twelfth st Con. in 98 

Fire Telegraph Apparatus, relative to purchase of ., Pnb. 227 

Fire Telegiaph Appanitus, relative to purchase of ..Judiciary 253 

Fire Telegraph Apparatus, relative to purchase of Con. in 568 

Fire Limits, on ordinance relative to _. ..Pub. 40 

Fire Limits, on ordinance relative to Con. in 83 

Fire Limits, on changing boundaries of Pub. 158 

Wi. e Limits, on changing boundaries of _ Con. in 195 

Fire Limits, on amending Sec. 4, of Pub. 182 

Fire Plugs, on list of places where needed Pub. 300 

Fire Plugs, on list of places where needed Con. in 376 

Fire Ordinance, on lesolution in relation to violation ol Pub. 438 

Fire Ordinance, on resolution in rtlation to violation of _ . Con . in 473 

Long John Lot, on exchange of Pub. 260 

Long John Lst, on exchange of . Con. in 293 

Lake Tunnel, on extension and c mpletion of Pub. 300 

Lake Tunnel, on extension and completion of . Con. in ;^6 

Meeker, A. B., on exchange of Lot for Titsworth Lot Pub. 2(jO 

Meeker, A. E. , on exchange of Lot for Titsworth Lot Con. in 282 

PiU-t.r Wail, on (uecliug. at Titsworth Engine house Con. in 99 

Pui'chase Lot, corner Blue Island ave. and Twelfrh st. .Pub. 260 

"Purchase Lot, corner Blue Inland ave. and Twelfth st. .Con. in 293 

Purchase Lot, cornei- Twel f i h st. and Blue Island ave Pub. 482 

Purchase Lot, corner Twelfth st. and Blue Island ave. Con. in 519 

Purchase Lots for Fire Department Pub. 228 

Purchase Lots for Fire Department Con. in 282 

Purchase Lot at Nickersouville fur Engine House Pub. 523 

Rebuilding Engine House and imrchas« Babcock Engines Pub, 159 

Rebuilding Engine House and purchase Babcock Engines Con. in 176 

Sj^le of Lot on West Erie st. Con. in 98 

Sale of Long John Lot. relative to ...Con. in 282 

Sale of Lot on \\'est Jackson st Con. in 99. 

Sale of Lot on West Jackson st. Pub. 159 

Saie of Lot on West Jackson st. - Filed 195 

Bale of J. B. Iticc Engine Lot, relative to :.. Pub. 227 

Sale of J. B. Rice Engine Lot, relative to Con. in 385 

Sale of Lot, corner Clinton and V."ushiugton sts., relative to .Con. in '^8 

Sale of Lot, corner Clinton and Washington sts., relative to.. Pub. 226 

Sale of Lot, corner Clinton and Washington sts. . relative to Tabled temp. 281 

Sale of Lot, corner Cliiron and Washington sts.. velative to Con. in 317 

Sale of Lot, corner Clinton and Washington sts., relative to Con. in 597 

Saie of Lot, corner Clinton and Washington sts.. relative to Reconsidered and Pub. 602 

Sale of Lot, comer P'ranklin and Washington sts. . relative to Con. in 477 

Sale of Lot on Fourteenth st.. relative to Pub. 482 

Sale of Lot on Fourteenth st. Con. in 598 

Teto of order relative lo i)urchase of Lot on Fourth ave., on Con. in 3% 

Water Works, on i)urc!iase of Lot for Pub. 260 

Water Works, on pureliasc of Lot for ..Temp. post. 294 

Water Works, on purchase of Lot for ...Ref. Clerk 437 

Water Works, on pure ias(- of Lot for Pub. 523 

Waterworks, on purchase of Lot for .Con. in 550 

Witte, G., on petition for appointment as Chimney Sweep - - - Con. in 159 



INDEX. XV 

COMMITTEE ON GAS LIGHTS. 

PAGE 

Bromfvt'ld, Jamee, on appointninnt of Ooii. in 360 

Improvticl Street Lamps, on })ctition for Con. in 487 

Lamp Posts, on erecting, in North Divisicnr.,. __Con. in 61 

Lamps, on ])etition for, on Coolicls^e st. Con. in 487 

Lamps, on annulling at^sossment for, onHuron st. Con. in 487 

Miner Lamp, in relation to Pub. 61 

Miner Lamp, in relation to Con. in 106 

National, Mutual and Metropolitan Clas LiQ;lit (V)'s, on petition of Pub. 262 

National, Mutual and 'Metropolitan Gas \j;j:ht Co's, on petition of Postponed 598 

On ordinance reLrulatiug consumption of i:as in street lamps, and duties of Inspector 

of (^as Meters / V ' Pub. 179 

On ordinance re"j;ulatinu- consumption of gas in street lamps, and duties of Inspector 

of Gas Meters r .^- - Con. in 243 

Test Larape, on erectinp; Con. in 181 



COMMITTEE ON HARBOR AND BRIDGES. 

On widening river at Rush st. bridge -. ...Con. in 218 



COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY. 

Article Nine, on connnunication of Mayor relative to ado])tion of : Con. in 391 

Assault on Council Chavnlu-r, on roninuuiieation of Mayoi' I'.'lative to I'nn. in 98 

Blohme, C, on communication a-kiu*^- for seat occn|)ief[ by Alderman Knickerbocker Pub. 26 

Blohme, C, on comnmnication askm- for se.it occupied by Alderman Knickerbocker t'on. in 42 

Court House Square, on joint occupancy of ". ._J(m. in 413 

Damage to propei't} by l>aili-oad-. on i-esolution i-elative to Con. in 127 

Dearborn st., o)i peHtion for rebate on assessment of Con. in 391 

Evans. John, on connimnication in relation to the Chicago and Evanstou R. R Pub. 224 

Fire Telegraph .Appaiatus, iclative foi)Ui'chase of Pub. 531 

Fire Telegraph Apparatus, relative to purchase of Ctm. in 568 

Grant, J., on petition of, to move frame building Con. in 98 

Hay, on ordinance ameiuling chap. 13. II. LK. entitled. _ Pnb. 433 

Hay, on ordinance amending ciiaj). b'i, II. O., entitled --.. Con. in 488 

Lake Parent, on money paid by Railroads on account of. Pub. 127 

Lake Front, on monev paid bv Railroads (m accoimt of _._ Tabled lo5 

Library, on establishing !. 1 <'on. In 148 

Meit, G. J., on petition of. for remission of aline Con. in 395 

Mentzel, Geo. , on communication of Mayor relative to Con. in ^ 98 

Moss, R. E., on claim of, for exira work .. - <'on. in 391 

Moss, R. E., on claim of, for extra uork 'Pnh. 4*3 

Moss, E. E.. on claim of, for extra work : <'on. m 550 

O'Meara, Mrs. on order to pay $1,000 to . Pub. 571 

Obscene Publications, on ordinance relative to - - - T'nh. _ 1 58 

Obscene Publications, on ordinance relative to - Con. in 196 

Police Bailitts, on communicati(m of Mayor relative to Con. in 26 

Removing tracks from A'an Buren st. and Fifth ave. Con. in 571 

Saloons, on ordinance relative to closing of Pub. 571 

Shows, on ordinance amending chap. 42 . R. O. , entitled Pub. 391 

Shows, on ordinance amending chap. 42, R. O. , entitl (!d Filed 463 

Special Assessmetits. on ajvpointing commissioners to estimate cost of ( on. in 510 

Thompson, J. K., on appointmentrof . ^'on. in 59 

Vehicles, on ordinance relative to the manner of loading r","^"^^' ^^^" 

Vehicles, on ordinance relative to the manner of loading Tabled 195 

Vehicles, on remonstrance against i)assage of an ordinance relative to loading of <'on. in 224 

Veto of ordinance for paving West Indiana St.. on <'o"- i^i ^'^"^ 

Washburn, E., on appohitment of T'ub. 413 

Washburn., E., on appointment of .. <.'on. in 41H 



COMMl'l^TEE ON EICENSES. 

Auctioneers, on ordinance relative to .-- ^*"^- ^'"j^ 

Auctioneers, on ordinanc(i rela ti ve to _ - <^^<>ii- ii^ ~\'« 

Free Licenses, on sundry petitions for : <^^«>ii- j" Jjl 

Free Licenses, on simdry petitions for... ^|<>n. in 178 

Free Licenses, on sundry ])etitions for (^<'i'- !" '|0^ 

Free Licenses, (m stmdry petitions for :C(m. ni 187 

Junk Dealers, on ordinance relative to (''^i'- i'> -P'^ 

Peddlers, on ordinance concerning - - . . !'ub. 302 

Peddlers, on ordinance concerning - Con. in 3m 

Salooo Licenses, on petition for rebate on . ('on. in4s. 



XVI [ N D E X . 

PAGB 

Sale of Liquor to Minors, on oi-dinance relative to Pub. 487 

Sale of Liquor to Minors, on ordinance relative to Con. in 604 

Vehicles, on ordinance concorning _ Pub. 179 

Vehicles, on ordinance concerning Cou. iu 21fr 



COMMITTEE ON LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

Annulling sundry assessments, on _ Pub. 14!) 

Annulling sundry assep?men»s, on Con. in 193^ 

On petition of Cilivet Bap ist Church Pub. 161 

On petition of Olivet Baptist Church Con. in 195 

On petition of E. Dyer Con. in 161 



COMMITTEE ON MARKETS. 

On petition for reduction of rent on W. Market square Pub. 103 

On petition for reduction of rent on W. Market square Eecommitted 126 

On petition for reduction of rent on W. Market squai-e Pub. 238 

On petition for reduction of rent on W. Market sqitare ...Con. in 282 

On petition for hay market in South Division Pub. 238 

On petition for hay market in Sotith Division Con. in 282 

On establishing hay market in South Division. Pub. %^ 

On establishing hay market iu South Division Con. in 577 

On removal of West Division Pound Con. in 487 



COMMITTEE ON POLICE. 

Amberg, A. L., on appointment of Con. in 27 

Derrick. M. B., on petition of Con. in 301 

Fireworks, on removing a building containing Con. in 301 

Fireworks, on storing .^ Con. in 397 

Hackett, E. D.. on appointment of Con. in 113 

Healey, J. J., on appointment of Pub. 27 

Healey, J. J., on appointment of Con. in 42 

Junk Dealers, on ordinance concerning Pub. 176 

Junk Dealers, on ordinance concerning Con. in 239 

Klokke, E. F. C, on appointment of Con. in 359 

McGrath, J. C on appointment of _ Con. in 113 

Nuisance on Egan ave., on abating Con. in 300 

Police Station on Armory lot, on erecung Pub. 301 

Police Station on Armory lor, on erecting Filed 376 

Prohibiing boys getting on cars when in motion, on Pnb. 176 

Prohibiting boys getting on cars when in motion, on Con. in 239 

Prohibiting boys getting on cars when in motion, on ...Con. in 30O 

Eeno, C. A., on appointment of Con. in 595 

Sidewalks, on using space under ..Con. in 161 

Sidewalks, on giving permits to occupy Pub. 487 

Sidewalks, on giving permits to occtipy Con. in 604 

Sidewalks, oit constructing, before btiildings are erected ..Con. in 487 

Slaixghtering in City, relative to Pub. -431 

Slaugh tering in Ciiy, relative to ..Tabled 404 

Smith , H., on appoinment of Con. in 113 

Slree 's, amending ordinance concerning Pub. 301 

Streets, amending ordinance concerning Con. in 3i'6 

Summerfield, John, on comratmication of the Mayor concerning Con. in 301 

Vacation of Jones School lot by Pol ce Department, on Pub. 301 

Vacation of Jones School lot by Police Department, on Filed 376 

Washburn, E., on appoin ment of Pub. 413 

Waehbum, E.,on appointment of Con. in 418 



COMMITTEE ON PRINTING. 

City Printing, on rates to be paid for - Pub. 43 

City Printing, on rates to be paid for Pending 62 

City Printing, on rates to be paid for Con. in 79 



COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

City Hall, on plans for - Con. in 363 

City Hall, relative to erection of Con. in 369 

Court House, relative to joint occupancy of Fub. 402 

Court House, relaiive to joint occupancy of Con. in 413 



INDEX. XVII 

- . , . . PAGB 

Ev&ne, A. L., on petition of, to erect tower in fire limits .. -Pub. 181 

Evane, A. L., on pe ition of, to erect tower in fire limits Con. in 281 

Hogan, Joseph, on bills of _ _ ...Pub. 47 

Hogan, Jopeph, on bills of 1 Con. in 80' 

Letz. F. & Son, on bills of Pub. 181 

Letz, F. <fe Son, on bills of ._ Filed 415> 

Library, on fit ing up rooms for .Pub. 263- 

Library, on fi.ting up rooms for Filed .376 

Loberg, N. P., on claim of ..Con. in 61 

Loberg. N. P., on paying claim of Pub. 182- 

Lobtirg. N. P., on paying claim of Con. in 277 

Rebuilding Sta ion House on Huron St., on remonstrance againsi, Con. in 548 

Walworth & Furse, on bills of Con. in 62 



COMMITTEE ON RAILROADS. 

Ashland ave., on petition to remove track from Pub. 25&" 

Ashland ave., on petition to remove track from Recommitted 28* 

Ashland ave., on petition to maintain track on Pub. 29T 

Ashland ave., on petition to maintain track on Con. in 603 

Atlantic &, Pacific Railroad, on ordinance concerning Pub. 15& 

Atlantic &, Pacific Railroad, on ordinance conceraing Recommitted 253 

Bell & Turner, on petition of, to lay track across Archer ave Pub. 127 

Bell & Turner, on petition of, to lay track across Archer ave _ Con. in 135 

Cologne St., on laying track on Pub. 126 

Cologne St., on laying track on Con. in 135 

Chicago & Canada Southern and Decatur & State Line R.R8.,on ordinance concerning, Pub 223 

Chicago & Canada Southern and Decatur & State Line R.Rs., on ordinance concerning. Recommitted. 207 
Chicago & Canada Southern, Decatur & State Line and Chicago & Illinois River R. Rs., 

on ordinance concerning Pub. 298 

Chicago & Canada Southern, Decatur & State Line and Chicago & Illinois River R.Rs., 

on ordinance concerning Recommitted 414 

Chicago & Canada Southern. Decatur & State Line and Chicago & Illinois River R.Rs., 

on ordinance concerning l^b. 47t 

Chicago & Canada Southern, Decatur & State Line and Chicago & Illinois River R.Rs., 

on ordinance concerning Con. in 533 

Chicago & LaSalle R. R., on ordinance concerning Pub. 96 

Chicago & LaSalle R. R., on ordinance concerning Recommitted 11{> 

Chicago & LaSalle R. R., on ordinance concerning Pub. 122- 

Chicago & LaSalle R. R., on ordinance concerning Con. in 190 

Chicago & Pacific and Chicago & Evanston R. Rs., on ordinance concerning ...Pub. 275 

Chicago & Pacific and Chicago & Evanston R. Rs., on ordinance concerning Con. in 289 

Chicago & Pacific and Chicago & Evanston R. Rs., amending ordinance concerning ..Pub. 570 

Chicago & Pacific R. R. Co., directing, to remove track from North ave , ..Pub. 472 

Chicago & Pacific R. R. Co., directing, to remove track from North ave . Filed 498' 

Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific R. R., on compelling, to use horse power on Clark st. Pub. 570 

Chicago, Lake View & Evanston R. R., on petition of Pub. 288- 

Chicago, Lake View & Evanston R. R., on petition of Con. in 37& 

Chicago, Columbus & Indiana Central, Chicago, Danville & Vincennes and Milwaukee 

& St. Paul R. R. Co's, on ordinance concerning Pub. 124 

Chicago. Columbus & Indiana Central, Chicago, Danville & Vincennes and Milwaukee 

& St. Paul R. R. Co's, on ordinance concerning Con. in 136 

Garden City Horse Railway Co., on petition of 1 Pub. 571 

Grove st., on petition of J. Laughhn to lay track across Pub. 472 

Grove st., on petition of J. Laughlin to lay track across Recommitted 498 

Grove st., on petition of J. Laughlin to lay track across Con. in 571 

Mendsen Co., on petition of Pub. 258 

Mendsen Co., on petition of... Con. in 282 

Removal of track from Fifth ave. .Pub. 42 

Removal of track from Fifth ave .Con. in 79 

Removal of track from Carroll st _..Rib. 503 

Track on Center st. and Lincoln ave., concerning '. Pub. 156 

Track on Center st. and Lincoln ave., concerning Recommitted 168^ 

Track on Center st. and Lincoln ave., concerning.. Pub. 189 

Track on Center st. and Lincoln ave. , concerning. Con. in 213^ 

Track on Tucker, Gage and Laurel sts., concerning Recommitted 2T 

Track on Tucker, Gage and Laurel sts., concerning 1,. Pub. 189' 

Track on Tucker. Gage and Laurel sts., concerning . Con. in 281 

Viaducts over streets in South Division, on constructing: Pub. 570- 



COMMITTEE ON SCHOOLS. 

, W. W., on petition of, for abatement of rent Cou. in 60 

Board of Education, on appointment of members of Pub. 359 

Board of Education, on appointment of members of - Oon. in 367 

Bridewell, on bids for purchase of Con. in 4S 

Bridewell, on bids for purchase of Con. in 122 

Bridewell Land, on petition to lease ^ Pub. 167 

BrideweU Land, on petition to lease Con. In 19ft 



XVIII INDEX. 

PAGK 

Bridewell Land, on petition to lease Con. in 197 

Bridewell Land, on peti tion to purchase Con. in 60 

Bridewell Land, on bids to purcliase _,. Con. in 3% 

Bridewell and Scammon Scliool Lois, on bids for purchase of : I'ub. 360 

Bridewell and Scammon Sebool Lots, on bids for purchase of Con. in 377 

Biiilding corner of Halsted and Twelfth sts. , on bids for purchase of _ . Con. in 78 

Exchange of Lots for School purposes, on S. & A., S. f). and Schools 300 

Exchange of Lots for School purposes, on Filed 197 

-Jones School Lot, on vacation of, by the Police _ Filed 197 

Leases of School I'ropert}'. on ordinance relative to Con. in 193 

Lessees of Scho 1 Land, on compromise with Con. in 470 

Leipsdorf. J. on jtetitiou of, foi reduction of rent Con. in 43 

List of names of persons refusing to pay rent for School land Con. in 128 

Porter, \V. F., on petition of, to pu chase Post Office block Con. in 128 

Rebuilding School llonscs iu the North Division, relative to .Con. in 43 

Rebates to [jessees of School Land, on remonstrance against granting Con. in 128 

Report of School Agent, on cp\arterly . i..... Con. in 48 

Scammon School Tjot, relative to sale of Pub. 196 

Scammon School Lot, relative to sale of Con. in 281 

Scammon School Lot, on bids for purchase of Con. in 477 

School House, corner of Halsted and Twelfth sts., on sale of Cm. in 59' 

School House, corner of Third ave. and Harrison st., on erection of Con. in 128 

School House, corner of Third ave. and Harrison st., on erection of Tabled temp 167 

School House, corner of Third ave. and Harrison st., on erection of Con. in 174 

School House, corner of Third ave. and Twelfth st., on erection of Pub. 39() 

School House, corner of Third ave. and Twelfth st., on erection of .-C<m. in 463 

School House on Ogden and Kinzie lots, on erection of Con. in 167 

School House, corner of Wentworth ave. and Thirty-third st., on m-ection of Pub. 43 

School House, corner of Weutworth ave. and Thirty-third st., on erection of X'on. in 80 

School House, corner of Weutworth ave. and Thirty-third st., on erection of Pub. 167 

School House, corner of Went^vorth ave. and Thirty-third st. , on erection of ^ Filed 196 

School House, corner of Weutworth ave. and Thirty-third st. . on erection of Pub. 396 

School House, corner of Wentworth ave. and Thirty-third St., on erection of ..- Con. in 463 

School House, corner of Western ave. and Harrison st., on erection of Pub. 396 

School House, corner of Western a^•e. and Harrison st., on erection of Con. in 463 

Sisters of St. Joseph, on petition of, for a vacant School house Con. in 42 

Tyrrell, J. A., on jietition of, for abatement of rent on School land Pub. 60 

Tyrrell, J. A., on petition of, for abatement of rent on School land Recommitted 80 

Tyrrell, J. A., on petition of, for abatement of rent on School land Pub. 128 

Tyrrell, J. A., oir petition of, for abatement of rent on School land Con. in 135 

Witzkowskv. D., on petition of, for lease of Scammon School lot (!on. in 99 

Wolf & Soil. P., on petition of, for lease of old Bridewell ground .Con. in 42 



COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Buddan st., on changing name of - Pub. 261. 

Bnddan at., on changing nam' of - --- Con. in 294 

Dearborn st.. on op -uing, to Foureenih st. Con. in 397 

Exchange of lots with H. T. Dickey, on -Con. in 396, 

•Grade of Michigan ave. aud River st., on changing Con. in 100 

Grade of Fifth ave., on changing _. Pub. 160 

Grade of Fif have., on changing Con. in 1% 

Grove st., oil improvement of _ Con. in 234 

Indiana ave., on opening ..Con. in 397 

Removal of obs ructions from Market square Con. in 478 

Removal of railroad track from Clark st Put). 481 

Removal of railroad track from Clark st Con. in 550 

Removal of sand from fences along right of way of L. S. & M. S. R. R. Pub. 571 

School on Twelfth St., on erection of building for Pub. 396 

•School on Twelfth st., on erection of building for Con. in 463 

Sidewalk space on Madison st.. tixing Con. in 307 

Sidewalk spac- on State .st. fixing Con. in 43 

Sidewalk ^par•c on streets 100 feet wide, fixing Con. m 129 

Sidewalk on Chirk st, on petition for Con. in 99 

Sidewalk on Tvvent v-ninth st. , on petition for Con. in 397 

Stewart ave., on improving I'ub. 397 

Stewart ave., on improving -^'^^: ^" ^^ 

Stewart ave., on i>rtition for sewer in Filed 300 

Stewart ave., sidewalk space on Pub. 481 

Stewart ave.. sidewalk space on Tabled 550 

Stewart ave., s'dewalk space on ---, Con. in 603 

Vacation of Qiiincy st, on. B. P. W. 113 

Vacation of Quincy st P«b. 121 

Vacation of Quincv st. Tabled 598 

Vacating all e v. B. '"'B" Freeman's Add. Con. in 60 

Viaduct's on streets in S. D. Con. in 481 

Wabash ave., on improvement of - Con. in 397 



I isr I) E X . XIX 

COMMITTEE ON STREETS AND ALT.EYS, NORTH DIVISION. 

PAGK 

Grades in North Division, fixing Con. in 100 

Grade of N. Water st . lixinfr Con. in 572 

Grade of 8edgwiek st., on prtiti(m for cliange of Con. in 307 

Gutters in Clierry s ., on petition for Pub. 547 

Opening alley be %\ een Dearborn and State sts. Con. in 130 

Opening certain streets^ in ]^. D. '. Con. in 80 

Sidewnik on Center st., on petition for Con. in 234 

Side^valk on Lanabee st., on petition for Con. in 234 

Sidewalks in N . D. , rebiti ve to . Con. in 130 

Vacating alley, B. 13, Sec. 3, on Con. in 483 

Vacating alley, B. 54, Kinzie's Add., on . . Con. in 482 

Vaca ing alleys around S . Market square, on .Con. in '483 

Vacating alley in B. 8 and it, Bnslmeirs Add. Con. in 286 

Viaduct on N. Clark st.. concerning Con. in 129 

Widening Chica<::o ave., on _ Con. in .5.50 

Widening N. State st., on Pub. 261 

Widening N. State st., on _ ...: Con. in 2'.)3 



COMMrrTEE ON STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

Chicago, Cohimhns & Indiana Central R. R., concerning Pub. 101 

Chicago, Columbus «.t Indiana Central R. R., concerning Recommitted 119 

Chicago, Columl)us A: Indiana Central R. It., concerning Pub. 124 

Chicago, Columbus & Indiana Central R. R., concerning Con. in 136 

Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Panl R. R., concerning Pub. 603 

Forsythe <& Co., on i)etition of ^ ...Con. in 100 

Harailtoi ave., on petition to restore name of Pub. 602 

Ilolden, T. K., on petition of . Pub. 483 

Holden, T. K., on petition of .Filed 603 

Lamps on Coo, idee st., on petition for _Con. in 234 

Noble. G. W., 0:1" petition of Con. in 100 

Reba e for paviig Carro:! -t., on ])e:iti()i:s Tor Con. in 130 

Remonstran''e against cindering E}-il(ni a\e., on Pub. 1.30 

Remonstrance against cindering Elst;in ave., on Con. in 135 

Rend, \\\ P.. oti peiition of ._.'. _.Con. in 43 

Straightening W. Lake st.. on Con. in 60 

Vacating alley, B. 12, S;uni)son .& Green's Add., on Pub. 261 

Vacating alley, B. 12, Sampson & Green's ;\dd., on Con. hi 287 

Vacating alley, B. 8, Ashland Add., on ____ ..: Con. in 287 

Vacating alley. Turner's Subdivision, Sec. 12, 3;^, 13 Con. in 286 

Vacating part of Lumb.r st.. on A Con. in 4a3 

Viaduct on Canal st., concerning - Pub. 102 

Viaduct on Canal st., concerning Con. in LJ6 

Viaduct on Canal s^, concerning Con. in 603 

Viaduct on Desplaines st. , concerning - . - Ptib 483 

Viaduct on Desplaines St.. concerning - --- Con. in 603 



COMMITTEE ON WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

Bill Posting, on oidinance relative to - - - -Pub. Vn 

Bill Posting, on ordinance relative 10 - - - Con. in 2;W 

Bathing Houses, relalive to construction of -- -Con. in 484 

City Propertv, relati\ e to sellinu', at auction - Pub. 484 

City Property, relative to sellitig.at auction.- ._ -Tabled temp. 603 

Dumping Debris in l,akePark, on Pub. 177 

Dumping Debris hi Lake Park, on _ - - Tabled 239 

Dumping Debris in Lake Park, on --..Con. m 282 

Exchange of Ira Judd tract, relative to P»i^>- 102 

Exchange of Ira Judd tract, relative to Corp.Counsel 126 

Lake Park, on communication from Board of Health relative to fdling of Con. in 184 

Lincoln Park, on fencinoc of - Con. in 484 

Kehoe, E., on petition ot. for reduction of rent - .Pub. 585 

Kehoe, E., on- petition of, for reduction of rent Con. in 6C3 

Lease of Land at intersection of Cottage Grove ave. and Prairie ave. - Con. in 103 

Lease of Land at intersection of Burnside st;.. Archer ave. and Twentieth st. Con. m 103 

Leasing Street Ends, in relation to - Fuh. 177 

Leasing Street Ends, in relation to - - - <^'OU- "i 344 

Leases of Lake Park, on peti tion to extend - ; - - .- - - - P«'^- 4o'- 

Leases of Lake Park, on i)etition for extension of. -, Minority! Filed J ^^^ 

McDonald & Rae, on petition of, for reduction of rent for e)id of Taylor st. Con. in 484 

Maltraan, A. S., on petition of, to lease end of Dearborn st. Con. in ni 

Mendel, E., on petition of, for copv of lease .- -- (.'on. in 1.. 

Murry Nelson, on petition of, for compensation for land taken to widen river at Adams st (.'on. in isi 

Sale of Lake Front to Railroad Companies, on r ^,'o'>- 3" JVV 

Sewer in Vernon Park, on construction of. - ^ *",'»' 1" A^t 

Small Pox Hos])ital, on petition for removal of, fron> Lincoln Park ' "'^- ^^ 

Small Pox: Hospital, on petition for removal of, from Lincoln Park ' .Mnled W^ 



XX INDEX. 

COUNCIL MEETINGS. 

PAQK 

Regnlar Meeting, December 4, 1871 1 

Regular Meeting, December 11, 1871 .,. 13 

Re^lar Meeting, December 18, 1871 _ 21 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, December 21, 1871 25 

Regular Meeting, December 39, 1871 29^ 

Regular Meeting, January 1, 1872 3^ 

Regular Meeting. January 8, 1872 .♦. 37 

Regular Meeting, January 15, 1^72 45 

Special Meeting, January 17, 1872 49 

Adjourned Special Meeting. January 19, 1872 .53 

Regular Meeting, January 22, 1872 57 

Regular Meeting, January 27, 1872 65 

Regular Meeting, January 29, 1872 69 

Regular Meeting, January .31, 1872. 73 

Regular Meeting, February 5, 1872 77 

Regular Meeting, February 12. 1872.. 81 

Regular Meeting, February 15, 1872 _ 89 

Regular Meeting. February 19, 1872 93 

Regular Meeting, February 26, 1872 105 

Special Meeting, February 29, 1872... 113 

Regular Meeting. March 4, 1872 117 

Regular Meeting, March 11, 1872.. 121 

Regular Meeting, March 18, 1872 133 

Regular Meeting. March 25. 1872 137 

Regular Meeting, April 1, 1872 145 

Regular Meeting, April 8. 1872 153 

Regular Meetins, April 1.5. 1872 165 

Morse Memorial Meeting. April 16, 1872 169 

Regular Meeting, April 22, 1872 173 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, April 29, 1872 193 

Regidar Meeting. April 2 ), 1872. 185 

Regnlar Meeting, May 6, 1872.. 201 

Special Meeting, May 8. 1872 217 

Regular Meeting. May 13, 1872... 221 

Special Meeting, May 18, 1872 233 

Regular Meeting, May 20, 1872 241 

Regular Meeting. Mav 27. 1872 249 

Special Meeting, May 30, 1872 257 

Regular Meeting, June 3, 1872... 265 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, June 5, 18r2 281 

Regular Meeting. June 10,1872 285 

Adjourned Regular Meeting. June 12, 1872. _ 293 

Special Meeting, June 14. 1872... 297 

Regular Meeting. June 17. 1872 305 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, June 18, 1872.. 309 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, June 19, 1872 313 

Adjourned Kegular Meeting, June 20, 1872 317 

Adioumed Regular Meeting, June 21, 1872 321 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, J uue 24, 1872 325 

Regular Meeting, June 24, 1872 329 

Special Meeting, June 27, 1872 337 

Regular Meetins:, July 1, 1872 - 345 

Regular Meeting, July 8. 1872... 357 

Regular Meeting, July 15. 1872 - -.. 365 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, July 18, 1872 - 373 

Regular Meeting, July 22, 1872... 381 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, July 25, 1872. ..- 389 

Regular Meeting, July 29, 1872 - 401 

Regular Meeting, Augusts, 1872 - 405 

Regular Meeting, August 12, 1872 - 417 

RegularMeetiug, August 19, 1872.. - - - 421 

Regular Meeting, August 26, 1872 - 429 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, August 29, 1872. -.. - ---- -. 43T 

RegularMeetiug, September 2, 1872.. 441 

Regular Meeting, September 9, 1872 - 457 

Regular Meeting, September 16, 1872 --. 461 

Special Meeting, September 19, 1872 465 

RegularMeetiug. September 2:3, 1872 - ..- -- 469 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, September 26, 1872 - .481 

Regular Meeting, September 26, 1872 493 

Regular Meeting, October 7. 1872 , 501 

Regnlar Meeting, October 14, 1872 - 509 

Regidar Meeting. October 21, 1872 - 521 

RegularMeetiug, October 28, lo72 537 

RegularMeetiug, Noyemberll, 1872 - 557 

Special Meeting, Noy ember 14, 1872 553 

Regular Meeting, November 14, 1872. - 555 

Regular Meeting, Noyember 18, 1872 - - 577 

Special Meeting. November 22, 1872 - - - - 589 

lU'gular Meeting, November 25, 1872 593 

Adjourned Regular Meeting, November 30, 1872 _ 601 



INDEX. XXI 

COUNSEL TO THE CORPORATION. 

Opinion as to right of City to vacate alleys _ Pub. 39 

Opinion us to right of Council to grant free licenses '..!']!].. .! Piib. 13ft 

Opinion as to right of City to lease street ends _ -."..."... Pub. 243 

Opinion relative to presidency of Council . . _ , _ . - ... ...V". .Filed 365 

Opinion on claim of F. Letz & Son i ....... V.Pub. 373 

Opinion relative to rebates on special assessments ]-!'[.[]^Pub. 411 

On ordinance for sale of property for delinquent taxes , . .Finance 26T 



ELECTIONS. 

Aldermen, abstract of votes cast for... 577 

Alderman Eleventh Ward, notice of special election for 69 

Alderman Eleventh Ward, abstract of votes cast for. 117 

Amberg, A. L., Clerk Police Court W. D. 16 

Banyon, A. H., Police Justice S.- D. 15 

Bowen, C. T., School Inspector First Ward.. 228 

Bonfield, John, School Inspector Sixth Ward 229 

Brown, John P. , Fish Inspector. 17 

Calkins, A. C, School Inspector Fourth Ward . 15 

Clark, J. N., Assessor W. D. 16 

Denihe, Chas., Assessor N. D. 16 

Dougherty, Owen, Police Justice N. D 16 

Evening Post, Corporation Printer 17 

French, Geo. M., Assistant Assessor W. D 211 

Gardner, F. S., City Sealer 16 

Giles Bros., City Time Keepers.. 17 

Gray, W. B. H., Assessor S. D. 16 

Gueriu, John, City Physician. 16 

Hotchkiss, C. T., City Clerk :.. 15 

Kaufman, H. A., Police Justice N. D. 418 

King, Wm. H., School Inspector Third Ward.. 228 

McAvoy, J. H., Presiding Officer of Council 2 

McDermott, J. , Wood Inspector 17 

McGrath, J. J., Acting Mayor 366 

Mentzel, Geo., Clerk Police Court N. D 17 

Metzke, Fritz, Boiler Inspector 15 

Mueller, Adolph, City Ganger 17 

Murphy, John D. , Boiler Inspector. 42 

O'Neill, John, Oil Inspector 16 

Powell, E., City Weigher 15 

Scully, Dan., Police Justice W. D 16 

■Schaflfner, Louis, School Inspector Seventeenth Ward 134 

Sheldon, E. H., Schoollnspector Nineteenth Ward 229 

Summerfield, John, Police Justice S. D 15 

Staats Zeitung, Corporation Printer 17 

Tyler, J. D., School Inspector Sixteenth Ward 229 



ESTIMATES OF COST OF IMPROVEMENTS. 

FOR LAMP POSTS, 

Belden place ...Approved 547 

Brown st., from Fourteenth st. to Twelfth st .Approved 544 

Burling st. - Approved 544 

Buttertleld st., from Thirtieth st. to Thirty- third st Approved 547 

Chicago ave., and Wesson St., corner of.. Approved 546 

Clark St., f rom Eandolph st. to Washington st Approved 545 

Clark St., from Fourteenth St. to Twenty-second st Approved 546 

Cottage Grove ave., from Douglas place to Egan ave .Approved 543 

Fourth ave., from Jackson st. to Van Buren st ■-.- Approved 545 

Fourth ave., from Polk st. to Taylor st. Approved 543 

Fourth ave., from Taylor St. to Twelfth st ..Approved 547 

Franklin St., from Madison st. to Monroe st ...Approved 543 

Franklin st (North), from Menomonee st. to Wisconsin st Approved 546 

Fulton St., from Leavitt st. to Irving place Approved 546 

Goethe st , from Clark st. to Dearborn st ...Approved 542 

Green St., from Washington st. to Madison st Approved .54;^ 

Illinois St., from Wells St. to Kingsbury st Approved .580 

Indiana ave. , from Thirteenth st. south Approved MS 

Johnsonst.,fromMaxwellst. to West Twelfth st Approved 546 

Langley St., from Egan ave. north - Approved 54o 

Larrabee St., from Menomonee st. to North ave Api)roved 580 

Larrabee and Alaska sts., corner of... Approved 544 

Larrabee St., from Grant place to Webster ave Approved Mo 

Larrabee 6t., from Crosby st. to Division st Approved 546 



XXII I N BEX. 

PAOB 

La Salle 8t. (North), from North Water st. to Chicago ave Approved 543 

Lincoln ave., from Larrabee 8t. to Beldcn ave .._ Approved 545 

May St.. from Lake st. to Randolph st. Approved 543 

Market St., from Chicago ave. to Division st Approved 542 

Mather st., from Desplaines st. to Halsted st ...Approved 544 

Maxwell St., from Canal St. to Blue Island ave ...Approved 54& 

Michigan st., from Pine st. to St. Clair st. ..Approved 542 

Milwaukee ave., from Division st. to North ave. ..Approved 545 

Morgan st., from Harrison st. to Twelfth st. Approved 544 

Newbei-ry ave., from Maxwell st. to the Galena & Chicago Railroad Ap[)roved 542 

Pacific ave., from Polk st. south Approved 544 

Paulina st., from Jackson st. to Van Buren st. Approved .544 

Pearson St., from 1-lush st. to Pine st. .._ .Approved 542 

Peoria st., from Madison st. to Adams st .: ..Approved 543 

Pine St., from Chicago ave. to Walton place Approved 54(i 

Polk St. (West), from Blue Island ave. to Halsted st Approved 545 

Rhodes are., fromDouglas ave. to University place Approved 547 

River St., from Michigan ave. east _ Approved 547 

Schiller st. , from Clark st. to Franklin st. .Approved 546 

Sedgwick st. . from North ave. to Wisconsin st. Approved 544 

Sedgwick st., from Sophia st. to Center st. Approved 546 

Sigel St., from Wells st. to Sedgwick st. ...Approved 544 

Silver st. , from Harrison st. to Gurley st. .Approved 546 

South Dearborn st. . from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirty-third st Approved 543 

State St., from Ran(U)lph st. to Monroe st. .Approved 546 

State St. , from Thirty-se(!ond st. to Douglas ave. Approved 543 

Taylor st.. from Canal st. to Halsted st. Approved 54.3 

Thirteenth St., from Michigan ave. to Indiana ave Approved 547 

Thirt.y-tirst St., from State'st. to Burnside st. Approved 547 

Thirty-first St., from South Dearborn st. to Butterfleld st. .Approved 545 

Thirty-second st., from South Park ave. to Rhodes ave Approved 545 

Thirty-eighth st. . from Cottage Grove ave. to Yincennes ave Approved 545 

Twcn tieth st. . from State st. to Indiana ave. Approved 544 

Twenty-second st.. from Twenty-second st. bridge to Union st Approved 544 

Vernon ave., near Thirty-second st. .Approved 543 

Wabash ave., from Thirty-third st. to Douglas ave A.pproved 545 

Wood St., from Hul)bard st. to West Indiana .st. Approved 544 

Wood St., from Adams st. to Monroe st Approved 547 

FOR PRIYATP: drains. 

Halsted st., from Milwaukee ave. to the river .' Approved 564 

Indian;! st. , from Desplaines st. to Noble st. . _ Approved 563 

Loomis St., from Madison st. to Van Buren st. ..Approved 563 

Michigan ave., from Thirtieth st. to Douglas place Approved 564 

Michigan ave., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirtieth st Approved 564 

Monroe St., from Cuiird st. to Halsted st Approve! 564 

Pine St., from Chicago ave. to Walton place Approved 564 

Randolph st., from Halsted st. to Union st Approved 564 

FOR STREET IMPROVEMENT. 
Twent}'- seventh St., from South Park ave. to Cottage Grove ave., paving Approved 565 

FOR WATER SERVICE PIPES. 

Blue Island ave., from Twelfth st. to Sixteenth st Approved 564 

Calumet ave., from Twentieth st. to Tv.'enty-nrst st. Approved 563 

Cottage Grove ave., from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-sixth st ..Approved 564 

Michij-an ave., from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirtieth st. ..Approved 565 

Michigan ave., from Thirtieth st. to Douglas ave. Approved 565 

Oak St., from Wells st. to Larrabee st. Approved 564 

Pearson st., from Rush st. to sub lot 7, lot 10, B. 20, Sec. 3, 39, 14... Approved 565 

Pine St., from Chicago ave. to Walton place ..Approved 565 

Superior st., from Clark st. to State st. Approved 565 

Twentieth st. , from State st. to the Illinois Central Railroad track A pproved 565 

Twenty-second St., from State st. to Grove st. ...Approved 564 

Twentv-third St.. from State st. to Sonth Park ave. ..Approved 565 

Twenty-eighih St., from State st. to Wabash ave. Approved 564 



INSPECTOR OF FISH. 
Annual Report of Pub. and filed 41 



INSPECTOR OF GAS METERS. 

Quarterly Report of Pub. & filed 427 

Quarterly Report of.... Pub. & G. L. 579 



INDEX. XXIII 

INSPECTORS OF THE HOUSE OF CORRECTION. 

Qnartorly Keport, ending December 31, 1871 Bridewell 139 

(c^uarterlv lieport, ending March 31. 18^2 Bridewell 175 

Quarterly lieport, ending March 31, 1872 V.V.V/Pub. & filed 234 

Quarterly Keport, ending Januury 30, 1872 ._Bridewell 37a 

Q»iartorly Kejiort, ending September 30, 1872 Bridewell 5(>i 



INVITxVTIONS. 

To attend opening " Fire Patrol" . Accepted 185 

To attend exhibition of Babcock Extinguisher Accepted 57 

To \■i^it Insane Asylum at P:igin , Accepted 75- 

To wirness parade ou St. Patrick's Day ._ Accepted 121 

To attend laying C'orner Stone, Turner JIall ..Accepted 357 

To attend A nnual Review of Fire Departmen t Accepted 462. 

To attend laying Corner St one of Fire Monument in Central Park _ Accepted 537 



MAYOR. 

Announcing intention to be absent from the city .'. .Filed 36& 

Announcing inteiition to not leave the city Filed 373 

Appointmeiit of .). K. Thompson, Commissioner of the Board of Public Works ...Judiciary 45 

Appointment of A. H. Burlcy, City Comi)troller Confirmed 81 

Appointment of Directors of Free Library Filed 153 

Appoin ment of C. G. Hammond, Inspector of the House of Correction Bridewell 202^ 

Appointment of E. F. C. Klokke, Police Commissioner ..Police 345 

Appointment of Members of Board of Education Schools 34(> 

Appointment of Inspector of Gas Meters . G. L. 346 

Appointment of Chas. A. Reno as Police Commissioner, vice M. Talcott, resigned Police 577 

Appraisal of School Land in 1870, relative to Filed 202 

Arti.le Nine, new incorporation act, relative to Judiciary 34& 

Assault on Citv Hall, relative to Judiciary 49 

Babcock Fire Extinguisher, relative to ; F. & W. 3& 

Compromise with lessees of School land, relative to '. Schools 423 

County Jail, communication relative to County Relations 25 

Claim'of First Regt. Volunteers for services, on.. Finance 117 

Free Library, in relation to . Judicary 133 

Inaugm-al Address .' Judiciary 2 

Japanese Embassy, relative to visit of ..Filed 81 

Ment/el, Geo., relative to eection of, as clerk of N. D. Police Court ...Judiciary 23 

Morse, Prof., relative to death of Fiied 165 

O'Neill. John, oil inspector, relative to election of _.. Filed 4& 

P( lice Constables, relative to elec!ion of Judiciary 13 

Pohce Justice Nonh Division, relative to Fi,ed 417 

Pound K( epers, relative to appointing Police TS 

Presidency i;f Counc'l, in relation to Filed 345 

Prisoners in House of Correction, relative to ._ ...Bridewell 346 

Relief and Aid Society, communication covering report of Filed 38 

Revision of City Ordinances, relative to ...Filed 46 

Recommending increase of Fire and Police Force Fina.ice 557 

Superiatendeirt of House of Correction, relaive to appointment of Bridewell 46 

Summeriield, John, Justice, relative to eleciion of Pohce 39 

Temporary Loan, relative to the necessity of, on account of the fire. Finance 77 

Use o^" space under sidewalks, relative to. Police 137 

Veo of resolution appointing short hand reporter for investigating committee Filed S8- 

Veto of resolution allowing the completion of frame buildings ..Filed 71 

Veto of ordinance tor paving West Indiana st. . Judiciary 105 

Veto of ordinance relative to Chimney Sweeps Fire & Wa; er 165 

Veto of order for erection of School house on Kinzie and Ogden lot FiK'd 173 

Ve^o of ordinance amending Sec. 4, fire limits Filed 201 

Veto of free license granted to Thos. Jones Filed 221 

Veto of order to purchasi; lot, c(n-. Harrison st. and Fourth ave F. & W. and Schools 366 

Ve. o of action granting free licenso to Mary Whitaker Filed 441 

Veto of ordinance to purchase water lot .B. P. W. 502 

Vehic'es, on ordinance concerning ..Filed 521 

Veio of resolution requesting C. C. R. Co. to use dummy on Archer ave. Filed 558 

Washburn, E., appointment of, as Supt. of Police, and announcing removal of W. W. 

Kennedy Pohce and Judiciary 401 

Waterworks, relative to site for F. & W. 457 



XXIY 



I N D K X . 



ORDERS. 



Allowing dumping of debris in Lake Park _ , , . 

Annulling assessment for lamps on Oak st - - 

Armory Lot, advertising for sale 

Artery, Mrs. , refunding line to _ _ 

Baxter, Dr., to pay $400 to. 

Bessler, J., repealing order granting permission to use La Salle st. Tunnel- 
Bridewell Ground, lease of, to Grant & Price 

Brinkmeyer, C, to pay for personal injuries 

Burr Fund, relative to investment of. 

Canal st., directing the P., Ft.W. & C, and the C. &N.W. R.R.Co.'s to plank 

Cases appealed from Police Courts, relative to 

City Hall, relative to erection of 

•City Hall, relative to plans for 

Cleaning improved streets 

Cleaning improved streets 

Clean street crossings, directing B. P. W. to 

Construct Culverts, on Morgan st. . 

Construct Crossing at Rohy st. 

Court House Square, joint occupancy of 

Ditches, relative to cleaning, in Eighth Ward 

Dreckman, Mrs. , to pay damages to, for loss of her husl)and 

Directing the Board of Police Commissioners to attach bells to engines 

Directing Harbor Master to allow more than six Canal boats to be towed at 

one time .^ 

- Dumping debris in Lake Park, relative to 

Dumping debris where sidewalks are not built , 

Ellis Park, improvement of 

Engine, relative to location of, in Tenth Ward. 

Erection of temporary house for steamer Fred Gund 

Engine in Fred Gund district 

Enos, M. , to pay $100 to, for personal injuries 

Fire Alarm Telegraph Apparatus, relative to purchase of 

Fire .-Uarm Telegraph Apparatus, relative to purchase of 

Fire Box, corner Archer ave. and Jones st. 

Fire Box, corner Archer and Ashland aves. 

Fire Box, corner Archer ave. and Reuben st. 

Fire Box, corner Ashland ave. and Twenty-second st 

Fire Box, corner Clybourne place and Webster ave. 

Fire Box, corner Douglas ave. and Halsted st 

Fire Box, corner Douglas ave. and Halsted st 

Fire Box, corner Loomis and Twenty-second sts 

Fire Box, corner North Branch Water st. and Cherry st 

Fire Box on Oak st. 

Fire Box, corner Reuben st. and Milwaukee ave. 

Fire Boxes on Sedgwick and Larrabee sts. 

Fire Boxes in Seventeenth Ward 

Fire Boxes in Seventeenth Ward 

Fire Box, corner Twelfth st. and Ashland ave. 

Fire Box, corner Webster ave. and Fulton st. 

Fire Plug, corner Archer ave. and Halsted st 

Fire Plugs in the Eighth Ward 

Fire Department, to pay bills of, for music, etc. 

Free Library, authorizing the payment of $15,000 for 

Gallagher, D. , to pay $25 to 

Gas in Wentworth ave. 

Gas in Sixth Ward 

Gerhardt, L. J. , to pay $50 to. 

Grades in the North Division 

Haas, Caroline, to pay $100 to, for injuries. 

Hannon, P., to pay $25 to, for remission of fine 

Hay Market, directing the Mayor and Comptroller to lease ground for 

Healey Slough, directmg the B. P. W. to prepare estimate for dredging 

Hogan, J., to pay $300 to, forgas fixtures 

Hogan, J., to pay $2,500 to 

Huron st. Police station, relative to 

Improvement of Archer ave. 

improvement of Cass st. . _ 

Improvement of Grove st. 

Improvement of Mitchell st. 

Improvement of North Franklin st 

Improvement of Peoria st 

Improvement of West Pearson st 

Kehoe, E., directing reduction of rent of 

Kiessling, A, to remit fine of 

Komgibela, M., to remit fine of. 

Lake Tunnel, extension and completion of 

Lamps destroyed by fire, erection of 

Lamps on Archer ave. 

Lamps on Desplaines st 



oSfO 
CD <s 



282 
3.58 
301 
477 
95 
407 
167 
188 
390 
498 
381 
126 
174 
58 
72 
82 
187 
421 
402 
406 
488 
305 

357 
126 
429 
187 
522 
71 
469 
390 
227 
253 
352 
358 
462 
166 
442 
135 
166 
462 
469 
493 
504 
457 
462 
494 
367 
593 
422 
186 
569 
297 
459 



96 
374 
390 
300 
594 
325 
26 
47 
496 
470 
593 
234 
595 
441 
405 
306 
585 
569 
305 
300 
175 
442 
509 



95 



390 



390 



282 
3.58 

477 
107 

196 
282 
463 
498 
384 
126 
303 
58 
72 



413 
406 
601 



429 
187 
522 

469 
473 

568 
352 
358 

166 
442 
135 
166 
462 
469 
493' 
504 
457 
462 
494 
367 



569 
361 
459 



96 
374 
474 
473 



376 



26 
103 
496 
470 
593 
234 
595 
441 
405 



601 
305 
300 



464 



INDEX 



XXY 



OKDBRS—{contmued. ) 



Lamps on approaches to Halsted st. bridge 

Lamps on Hubbard st. ". 

Lamps on Hnbbard st. 

Lamps on Kingsbmy st 

Lamps on Lincoln ave. , 

Lamps on Ontario st. _. 

Lamps on Meagher st : 

Lamps on Miller st 

Lamps on Sheldon st. .._ 

Lamps on North Water st. 

Lamps on West Sixteenth and West Eighteenth sts. 

Leasing Jones School lot to Police Department 

Letz & Son, to pay $6,300 to 

Loberg, N. P., to pay .$2,463.08 to ._. 

Loberg, N. P., to pay .f.500 to 

Market Square, fixing rent of stalls on . - 

Mendell, E., to give copy of lease to 

Meville, P., to remit fine of .|2.5 to 

Miner Lamp, relative to 

Moss, R. E., to pay |14,417 to, for extra work 

Moss, R. E. , to pay .$14,417 to, for extra Avork 

Murry Nelson & Co., to pay $2,06.5 to 

Newton, R., to remit fine of $25 to 

Nuisance in the Fifteenth "Ward, to abate 

Nuisance Sixteenth and Canal sts., to abate 

Nuisance at 24.3 Michigan ave. , to abate 

Nuisance corner of Ohio and La Salle sts., to abate 

O'Meara, Mrs., to pay damages to, for loss of her husband 

Olivet Church, to pay ,$273.76 to 

Olesou, M., to refund fine to '.. 

Opening Dearborn St. to Fourteenths!. 

Opening Evans st. 

Opening Farrell st 

Opening Fifth ave. 

Opening Haines st. 

Opening Huron st. 

Opening Indiana ave. _._ 

Opening Logan st. 

Opening North Market st. 

Opening West Pearson st. .. 

Opening Sheridan place 

Opening Thirty -first st. 

Opening Thirt3^-third st. 

Opening West Twentieth st. 

Paving Calhoun place 

Paving Cottage Grove ave.. Twenty-second st. to Thirtieth st 

Paving Kinzie St., from Clark st. to Rush st 

Paving Peoria st. -. 

Paving Price place ' 

Paving Thirty-first St. 

Paving West'Twelfth st. _-. 

Party Walls at Titsworth Engine house 

Party Walls at Coventry Engine house 

Party Walls at Coventry Engine house 

Party Walls at Long John Engine house - 

Peterson Nute, to remit fine of .$25 to 

Pittsburg & Fort Wayne R. R. Co., to construct crossing over alley. 

Planking alley bet. Harrison st. and Third ave. 

Purchase of lot corner West Twelfth st. and Blue Island ave 

' Purchase of lot at Mickersonville, for Engine house _. 

Purchase of lot corner Harrison st. and Fourth ave. 

Purchase of lots on Chicago ave. and Harrison st. 

Prepare plans for Engine house in burnt district 

Purchase lots for Engine houses, (Long John and J. B. Rice) 

Rebate on assessment for paving Archer ave. 

Reform School, directing Comptroller to publish report of 

Remove obstructions on ^Morth Clark st 

Removal of West Division Pound-, 

Removal of track, Block 63, S. S. Addition... 

Removal of R. R. track on Ashland ave. 

Richardson, Wm., compensation for personal injuries 

Rebates on Saloon licenses 

Rebates on Saloon licenses 

Sale of City property, to be by auction 

Sale of Long John lot for $1,800 per foot 

Sale of Titsworth lot to A. B. Meeker 

Sale of Bridewell and Scammon lots, relative to 

Sale of Bridewell lot. advertise for bids for 

Sale of Scammon School lot, advertise for bids for. 



fin 



430 
242 
421 
469 
421 
458 
442 
419 
185 
135 
522 
396 
182 

61 
168 
103 
177 
390 

61 
391 
550 
426 
477 
153 
222 
430 
494 
499 
161 
602 
397 
366 
422 
421 
442 
352 
306 



Ti o 

o 



182 277 
238 282 



433 



510 



260 



484 



282 



430 



458 



419 

185 



522 



48' 



282 
282 



61 

303 

307 

1^ 

473 

107 

550 
598 
477 
153 
222 
430 
494 

187 

397 
366 
494 
421 

352 



405 



429 
532 



405 



352 
306 

293 
510 
287 
548 
560 
560 
520 

360 
360 
376 
360 
306 
498 
222 
488 



352 



385 

37^ 
396 
281 i 



420 



474 



474 



366 



B 



XXVI 



INDEX. 



OUB'EIl^—icontiimecl) 

Sale of J. B. Rice lot to I. Pflanm.. 227 

Sale of lot on Fourteenth st. to M. Crow 

Sale of Union st. Police Station, Comptroller to advertise for bids for 422 

Sale of School building, corner Halsted and Twelfth sts 78 

Scavengers, directing the Board of Heahh to enforce ordinance concerning. 430 

Schneidecker, Thos., to remit fine of l:-9 

School House, corner Wentworth ave. and Thirty-third st 48 

School Hoxise, to repeal order for erection of, on Wentworth ave. and 

Thirty-third st. 167 

School House, corner Wentworth ave. and Thirty-tliird St., 'to prepare 

plans for 250 

School HoiTse, corner Third ave. and Harrison st. 16' 

School House on the Ogden lot 16' 

School House on the Ogden and Kinzie lots 174 

School House on the Kinzie lot 16' 

School House, corner Western ave. and Harrison st. 396 

School House, corner of Twelfth st. and Third ave. 396 

School Land, to commence suits for rent of 3,53 

School Land, compromise with lessees of 458 

Schooner "An tares," to pay damages to 602 

Sewers, B. P. W. to report names of streets to be sewered 418 

Sewer onRucker st. 422 

Sewer on Twomey st. 429 

Sewer in Yernon Park 250 

Shauahan, Thos., to pay $125 to 390 

Sidewalk on Ashland ave. - -- 

Sidewalk on Blue Island ave. 

Sidewalk on Campbell st. 

Sidewalk on Canal st 

Sidewalk on Center st. 

Sidewalk on Chicago ave. 

Sidewalk on North Clark st. 

Sidewalk on Clay st 

SidcAvalk on North Dearborn st. 

Sidewalk on English st. 

Sidewalk on Fifth ave. 

Sidewalk on Harbine st. 

Sidewalk on Harrison st. 

Sidewalk on Henmin st. 

Sidewalk on Illinois st. 

Sidewalk on Larrabee st. 

Sidewalk on Larrabee st. 

Sidewalk on Macallister place 

Sidewalk on O'Neil st. 

Sidewalk on Oakley st. 

Sidewalk on Oak st. .- 

Sidewalk on Oak st. 

Sidewalk on Oak st 

Sidewalk on Quinn st. 

Sidewalk on Randolph st. 

Sidewalk on Wood st. 

Sidewalk on Twomey st. 

Sidewalk on West Twenty-second st. 

Sidewalk onUllman st. .1 

Sidewalk on UUman st. 

Sidewalk on Ullman st. 

Sidewalk on South Water st. 

Sidewalks to be built before buildings are erected 

Sidewalks in burnt district 

Sidewalks in the Sixth Ward 

Sidewalks in the Sixteenth Ward 

Sidewalks in the Seventeenth Ward 

Sidewalks in the South Division 

Sidewalks in the North Division 

Sidewalks in the North Division __. 

Sidewalks in the West Division 

■Simmons, S. W., to refund fine to 

Sprinkling Streets 

State St. Bridge, relative to 

Street Crossing, enforcement of ordinance relative to 

Street Ends, fixing rental of 

Survey of Alley in Block 10, Walsh's .-Uldition 

Sylvester, J. H., to remit fine of 

Temporary loan, authorizing, for Board of Health 

Temporary loan, authorizing, for improvements 

Track laid in Seventh Ward, directing the Committee on K. R. to report by 

what au t h or i t y 

Track on Van Buren st., relative to 

Viaduct on Canal st., building approaches to 



o 



482 



396 



352 
406 
249 



175 
429 
374 
242 
421 
381 
266 
249 
134 
559 
234 
422 
306 
418 
358 
405 
461 



559 
509 
212 
421 

442 
595 
166 
430 
151 
418 
421 
462 
174 
145 
175 
418 
390 
168 
578 
166 
2181 
.522 1 
390 
77 



464 
602 



390 



166 
503 



385 
599 
422 

78 
430 
2.57 

94 



463 
174 
167 
174 
167 
463 
463 
353 
470 

418 



484 
473 
266 
352 
406 
24<^) 
234 
538 
175 

374 
242 
421 
381 
266 
249 
134 

234 
422 
306 
418 
358 
405 
461 
384 

559 

212 



595 

182 

421 

174 
145 



474 
265 
578 
166 
244 
522 
474 
95 
119 

166 



196 



INDEX. 



XXVII 



ORDERS— (c<???cZ7ir?d^. ) 



Viaduct on Canal st 

Viaduct on Desplaiues st 

Walworth & Furse, to pay $1,368.12 to _.. 

Water on Archer ave. 

Water on Emerald st. 

Wateron Garibaldi st 

Water on Halsted st. 

Water on Jones st 

Water on La Salle st. 

Water on Shixrtleff ave. . 

Wateron Town st 

Water on Wentworth ave. . 

Water Works, to advertise for site of 

Water Works, directing B. P. W. to purchase site for 

Wells St. Bridge, relative to rebuilding 

Widening Alley, Block 117, S. S. Addition ... 

Widening Chicago ave., to purchase ground for 

Widening Chicago ave., to purchase land for 

Widening State st. (North) 





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585 



OHDINAlSrOES. 



GENERAL. 



Adopting decimal system of numbering streets 

Adopting provisions of Article IX of the Incorporatiou Act 

Adopting provisions of Article IX of the Incorporation Act 

Annulling sundry assessments 

Annulling assessment for lamps on Oak st. 

Annulling assessment for lamps on Huron st. 

Annulling assessment for opening an alley in B. 45, Sec. 7 

Annulling assessment for paving alley in B. 117, S. S. Addition... 

Annulling new assessment for widening Seeley ave. 

Annulling assessment for widening Seeley ave. 

Annulling assessment for widening alley in B. 117, S. S. Addition 

Appropriations for year 1872 

Arch alley, B. 9, Butler, Wright & Webster's Addition 

Atlantic & Pacific R. R., concerning... 

Auctions and Auctioneers, concerning 

Authorizing ]\Iyers' Pneumatic Car Co. to use track on Van Buren st. . 

Bill Posting, concerning 

Bonds, issue of General Fund. 

Buddan St., changing name of 

Canal Bonds, authorizing sale of 

Chicago, Columbus & Indiana Central R. R., Chicago, Danville & 

Vincennes R. R., and Mihvairkee & St. Paul R. R., concerning 
Chicago & Canada Southern R. R.,and Decatur & State Line R. R., 

concerning. . 

Chicago & Canada Southern R. R., Decatur & State Line R. R.,and 

Chicago & Illinois River R. R.. concerning 

Chicago & Pacific R. R., and Chicago & Evanston R. R., concerning. . 

Chicago & Pacific Railroad Co., concerning 

Chicago, Danville & Vincennes R. R., concerning 

Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul R. R., concerning 

Chimney Sweeps, concerning 

Chimney Sweeps, concerning 

Dogs, registration of 

Election Districts, establishing 

Election Districts in Fourth Ward, establishing 

Fire Limits, establishing . 

Fire Limits, amending 

Fire Limits, amending ordinance concerning 

Fire Limits, amending ordinance concerning 

Fire Limits, amending 

Fire Limits, amending ordinance concerning - 

Fireworks, storing of t 

Free Library, establishing 

Gas Pipe in Sixteenth st. , for . 

Garden City Horse Railway Co. , concerning 

Grades in North Division, establishing. 



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391 

448 




401 


122 


149 




193 






426 






426 






462 






487 






511 






603 






397 






397 






595 






595 






525 






525 






426 






426 






269 




333 


337 






118 












93 


156 










178 




217 


217 






419 






419 






134 


177 


239 


258 






510 


549 




549 






261 




261 


294 






14 






14 






101 


124 


136 


146 






118 


223 










298 


471 


533 


566 






275 




290 


295 






570 












503 












559 


603 










78 


99 


126 


155 




165 


226 


226 


277 




35(i 




418 






418 






496 






496 






502 






502 






41 


73 


83 


84 






134 


1.58 






195 




154 


182 




188 




202 


202 






202 






188 












504 












353 


397 


397 


474 
148 






133 


148 


263 






263 






418 












83 






83 







253 



119 

267 
414 



XXVIII 



INDEX. 



G-ENERAIi ORDINANCES— {conchided. ) 



Grades in North Division, establishing 

Grade of Van Buren and Canal sts., changing 

Grade of North Water st., changing _. 

Grade of Michigan ave. and River st., changing 

Grade of Michigan st., changing 

Hay, amending ordinance concerning 

Hay Market South Division, establishing 

Hay Market West Division, establishing... 

Horse Railways, amending ordinance concerning 

Inspector of Gas Meters, defining duties of, etc. _ 

Junk Dealers, concerning. 

Junk Dealers, concerning 

La Salle & Chicago R. R. , concerning 

La Salle & Chicago R. R., concerning 

Metropolitan Gas Light Co. , concerning 

Mutual Gas Light Co., concerning 

National Gas Light Co., concerning 

Obscene Publications, concerning 

Peddlers, amending ordinance concerning 

People's Horse Railway Co., concerning 

Police force, increase of .. 

Prohibit swinging gates on sidewalks 

Prohibit getting on cars when in motion 

Prohibit sale of liquor to minors 

Providing bailiffs for Police Courts 

Railroads, amending ordinance concerning 

Railroad track across Archer ave., granting Bell & Turner right to lay 
Railroad track on Ashland ave., granting Union Rolling Mill right to 

maintain 

Railroad track on Grove St., granting J. H. Laughlin right to laj^ 

Railroad track on Cologne st., granting Charnley Bros, right to lay__. 
Railroad track across Egan ave., and on Tucker, Gage and Laurel sts. 

granting W. F. Tucker right to lay ...i 

Railroad track across Egan ave., and on Tucker, Gage and Laurel sts. 

amending ordinance granting W. F. Tucker right to lay 

Railroad track across Twenty-second st., granting E. Mendsen Co, 

right to lay 

Sale of property for delinquent taxes 

Saloons to close at eleven p. m., compelling 

School Land, providing for abatement of rent of 

Shows, amending ordinance concerning 

Sidewalk space on Stewart ave. , establishing 

Sidewalk space on streets one hundred feet wide, establishing 

Sidewalk space on North Water st., establishing 

Sidewalk space on Madison st., establishing 

Sidewalk space, on granting permits to use 

Slaughtering in city, regulating 

Straightening West Lake st. 

Streets, amending ordinance concerning 

Street names, changing 

Street names, changing 

Taxes for 1872, levying 

Thirty-seventh st. , naming 

Use of space under sidewalks, regulating 

Vehicles, regulating manner of loading 

Vehicles, amending ordinance concerning 

Vehicles, amending ordinance concerning 

Viaduct on North Clark St., for 

Viaduct over North ave. , for 

Viaduct on Canal st. , for 

Water Works, purchase site for new 

Water Works, purchase site for new 

Widening river near Rush st. bridge 



100 

146 
353 i 



78 

79 
405 1 
488^ 
520' 
266 
180 
122 
267 

97 
123 
134 
134 
138 
106 
250 
418 
586 
252 
122 
441 

13 



472 
126 



504 

258 
267 
510 
148 
391 
426 
118 
353 
252 
431 
374 

39 
168 
407 
461 
524 
221 
138 
138 
Yi 
521 

59 
353 
102 

39 
.511 
154 



572 
113 



433 



176 



262 



176 

487 



572 



523 

520 

244 
238 
302 

214 

415 

583 
196 

377 



189 



481 



487 
4321 
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301 
423 



161 

158 
218 

129' 



437 
522 
218 



239 

604 

26 

135 

603 
571 
135 

281 



282 
290 

193 

603 

604 

376 
461 

161 

218 
521 



100 

602 
113 
100 
523 

547 
524 

250 

258 



225 



187 



253 

26 

225 

598 

158 

473 

504 

414 
302 

225 

129 
307 

60 
389 
444 
475 
524 
221 



549 
129 

126 
488 
559 
218 



267 



119 



581 



498 



187 
463 



188 



195 



459 



257 



459 



.502 



INDEX. 



XXIX 



FOR LAMP POSTS. 



Belclen place , 

Bowery street, from Van Bnreii st. to William st . . _ . 

Brown street, from Fourteenth st. to Twelfth st. 

Brown street, from Taylor st. to Twelfth st. 

Burling street, near Belden ave. 

Butterfielcl street, from Thirtieth st. to Thirty-third st. 

Chicago avenue and Wesson street, corner of 

Clark street, from Fourteenth st. to Twenty-second st. 

Clark street, from Kandolph st. to Washington st . 

Cottage Grove avenne, from Douglas ave. to Sgan ave. 

Elizabeth street, from Washington st. to Eandolph st. 

Forquar street, from Halsted st. to Blue Island a \'e. 

Fourth avenue, from Taylor st. to Twelfth si. 

Fourth avenue, from Polk st. to Taylor st. 

Fourth avenue, from Jackson st. to Van Buren st 

Franklin street, from Menomonee st. to Wisconsin st. 

Franklin street, from Madison st. to Monroe st. _ 

Fulton street, from Leavitt st. to Irving phice 

Goethe street, from Clark st. to Dearborn st. 

Green street, from Washington st. to Madison sr 

Honore street, from Jackson st. to Van Buren sr. 

Illinois street, from Wells st. to Kingsbury s' . 

Indiana avenue, from Thirteenth st. south 

Indiana avenue, from Thirteenth st. north 

Johnson street, from Maxwell st. to West Twelfth st. 

Johnson street, from Taylor st. to West Twelf t!j st 

Johnson avenue 1 

Langley street, from Egau ave. north 

Larrabee street, from Crosby st. to Division st. 

Larrabee sireet, from Menomonee st. to North ave. 

Larrabee and Alaska streets, corner of 

Larrabee street, from Grant place to Webster ave. 

La Salle street, from N. Water st. to Chicago ave. 

Lincoln avenue, from Larrabee st. to Belden ave. 

Market street, from Chicago ave. to Division st 

Marshfleld avenue, from W. Jackson st. to W. Congress st. 

Mather street, from Desplaines st. to Halsted st. 

Maxwell street, from Canal st. to Blue Island ave. 

May street, from Fulton st. to Lake st. 

May street, from Harrison st . to W. Twelfth st. 

May street, from Lake St. to Kandolph st. 

Michigan street, from Pine st. to St. Clair st. 

Milwaukee avenue, from Division st. to North ave. 

Morgan street, from Harrison st. to Twelfth st. 

Morgan street, from Randolph st. to Lake st. 

Morgan street, from Van Buren st. to Harrison st. ■ 

Newberry avenue, from Maxwell st. to the Chicago & Galena Railroad. 

Pacific avenue, from Polk st . south 

Paulina street, 120 ft. north of Madison st. . 

Paulina street, from Jackson st. to Van Buren st. 

Pearson street, from Rush st. to Pine st. 

Peoria street, from Fulton st. to Madison st 

Peoria street, from Madison st. to Adams st. 

Pine street, from Chicago ave. to Walton place 

Polk street, from Blue Island ave. to Halsted st. 



Rhodes avenue, from Douglas ave. to University place .... 

River street, from Michigan ave. east 

Schiller street, from Clark st. to Franklin st 

Sedgwick street, from Sophia st. to Center st. 

Sedgwick street, from North ave. to Wisconsin st: 

Sigel street, from Wells st. to Sedgwick st. . 

Silver street, from Harrison st. to Gurley st. 

Smith street, from Ashland ave. to Paulina st. 

South Dearborn street, from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirty -third st. 

State street, from Thirty-seventh st. to Douglas ave. ..'.. 

State street, from Randolph st. to Monroe st. 

Taylor street, from Canal st. to Hal sted st 

Thirteenth street, from Michigan ave. to Indiana ave. 

Thirty-first street, from South Dearborn st. to Butterfield st. 

Thirty-first street, from State st. to Burnside st, 

Thirty-second street, from South Park ave. to Rhodes ave 

Thirty eighth street, from Cottage Grove ave. to Vincennes ave. . 

Throop street, from Taylor st. to Twelfth st. 

Twentieth street, from State st. to Indiana ave. 

Twenty-second street, from the Bridge to Union st 

Vernon avenue, north and south of Thirty-second st. 

Wabash avenue, Irom Thirty-third st. to Douglas ave. 

Walnut street, from Hoynest. to Western ave. 

Webster avenue, from Larrabee st. to Orchard st 



498 
562 
515 
542 
516 
516 
498 
515 
516 
514 
562 
563 
51T 
515 
5J6 
498 
517 
.514 
498 
517 
562 
498 
531 
514 
517 
541 
542 
516 
498 
498 
498 
516 
516 
516 
498 
531 
516 
515 
563 
541 
515 
498 
517 
514 
562 
563 
517 
517 
563 
515 
498 
563 
515 
498 
516 
515 
517 
498 
498 
498 
498 
516 
563 
515 
514 
518 
515 
515 
515 
.517 
.516 
517 
.542 
.517 
514 
515 
517 
531 
563 



518 



518 



518 



518 



519 
519 
519 



518 



518 



518 



519 



519 
518 
519 
519 



XXX 



INDEX. 



FOR LAMP POSTS {concluded.) 



Wood street, from Adams st. to Monroe st. 

Wood street, from Hubbai'd st. to W. Indiana st. 
Wood street, from Warren ave. to Monroe st. ... 



FOE, OPENINGS, WIDENINGS AND EXTENSIONS. 



Alley, Block 117, School Sec. Addition to Chicago, widening.. 

Alley, Blocks 26 and 27, C. T. Subdivision, W. ^ Sec. 27, opening 

Chicago Eiver near Eush st. bridge, widening..! 

Dearborn street through to Jackson, opening 

Hoyne street, from Division st. to Milwaukee ave., opening 

Hurlbut street to Clybourne ave. , extending 

Leavitt street, from Noi'th ave. to Milwaukee ave., opening 

Leavitt street, from Harrison st. to Twelfth st, opening, etc. 

Michigan avenue, from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-ninth st., widening 

Milwaukee avenue through to Lake st., extending 

Oak street, from Larrabee st. to Crosby st., opening 

Eeuben street, from Madison st. to South-western ave., widening 

Seeley ave., Van Buren st. to Tyler st., opening 

State street, (N.) Chicago ave. to Schiller st., widening 



FOR PRIVATE DRAINS. 



Adams street, from Ashland ave. to Eobey st 

Calumet avenue, from Twentieth st. to Twenty-first st. 

Calumet avenue, from Cottage Grove ave. to Twenty -ninth st 

Canalport avenue, from Halsted st. to Twenty-second st. 

Chicago avenue, from Milwaukee ave. to Ashland ave. 

Chicago avenue, from Milwaukee ave. to Lot 7, B. 99, Elston's Addition. 

Depuyster street, from Desplaines st. to Halsted st. 

Douglas avenue, from S. Park ave. to L C. E. E. track 

Fourth avenue, from Jackson st. to Twelfth st. 

Franklin street, from Adams st. to Van Buren st. 

Fulton street, from Chnton st. to Sangamon st. 

Green street, from Fulton st. to Harrison st. 

Halsted street, from Milwaukee ave. to the river 

Harrison street, from Halsted st. to Center ave. 

Illinois street, from Wells st. to Kingsbury st. 

Illinois street, from State st. to St. Clair st 

Indiana street, from Desplaines st. to Noblest. 

Jackson street, from Canal st. to Halsted st. .. 

Lake street, from Ashland ave. to Eobey st. 

Lake street, from Eobey st. to Western ave 

Larrabee street, from Chicago ave. to Clybourne ave. 

Loomis street, from Madison st. to Van Buren st. 

Market street, from Chicago ave. to Division st. 

Michigan avenue, from Thirtieth st. to Douglas ave 

Michigan avenue, from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirtieth st. 

Michigan street, from Pine St. to St. Clair st , 

Milwaukee avenue, from Elston ave. to Division st. 

Monroe street, from Canal st. to Halsted st. 

Monroe street, from Halsted st. \o Aberdeen st 

North avenue, from La Salle st. to Dearborn st. 

Oak street, from Clark st. to Larrabee st 

Ontario street, from Clark st. to Kingbury st. 

Pearson street, from Eush st. to Sub Lot 7, Lot 10, Block 20, Sec. 8 

Peoria street, from Fulton st. to Van Buren st 

Pine street, from Chicago ave. to Walton place 

Prairie avenue, from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirtieth st. 

Quincy street, from Clark st. to Market st. 

Eandolph street, from Halsted st. to Union Park 

Sedgwick street, from Chicago ave. to Division s! 

Sheldon street, from Eandolph st. to Madison st. 

Superior street, from Clark st. to Kingsbury st. t 

Taylor street, from Fifth ave. to Clark st. 

Third avenue, from Jackson st. to Twelfth st. - 

Twelfth street, from Halsled st. to Center ave 

Twentieth street, from State st. to Calumet ave. 

Twenty-second street, from State st. to Grove st 



518 
517 
563 



561 
580 
1:54 
252 
252 
382 
252 
2.52 
407 



3.58 
211 
358 
.511 



530 
.541 
.540 
.531 
531 
530 
531 
5^0 
541 
.541 
.511 
.531 
511 
.531 
.540 
539 
511 
.530 
540 
.540 
539 
511 
541 
.511 
.511 
540 
580 
511 
530 
540 
531 
.539 
540 
531 
511 
.539 
.540 
511 
.541 
.531 
539 
.541 
541 
530 
.540 
541 



INDEX. 



XXXI 



FOR PBivATE TJU Aim s,—{concl tided.) 



9 ri 
P4 



Twenty -third street, from State st. to S. Park ave. 541 

Twenty-fourth street, from Wabash ave. to Calumet ave. 541 

Twenty-eighth street, from State st. to Wabash ave . 540 

Twenty-eighth street, from Wabash ave. to Michigan ave. [ 540 

Union Park place, from Lalve st. to Depot place i .530 

Warren avenue, from Ashland ave . to Leavitt st .531 

\\'ashington street, from Ashland ave. to Leavitt st. j .580 

Wells street, from Division st. to N. Clark st. 540 



FOR SIDEWALK 



Adams street, from Rockwell st. to California ave. 

Alaska street, from Larrabee st. to 1 erminus of Alaska st. 

AiTnour street, from Chicago ave. to Indiana st. 

Ashland avenue, from Twenty-second st. to Post st. 

Ashland avenue, from Twenty-second st. to Post st. 

Augusta street, from Wood st. to Lincoln st. 

Bauwans street, from Ashland ave. to Blackhawk st. 

Birch street, from Kendall st. to Robey st. 

Blackhawk street, from Sedgwick st. to Clyboiirne ave. 

Blue Island avenue, from Sixteenth st. to Twentj'^-second st. 

Boniield street, from Archer ave. to Lyman st. 

Bremer street, from Armitage road to Clybourne ave. 

Bremer street, from Armitage road to W. Clybourne ave. 

Butler street, from Twenty-sixth st. to Twenty -ninth st. 

California avenue, from Jackson st. to Madison st. 

Center street, from Clark st. to Sedgwick st. 

Chestnut street, from La SaUe st. to Wells st. 

Chicago avenue, from Franklin st. to Pine st. 

Church street, from North ave. to Blackhawk st. 

Clark street (N.), from North ave. to Fullerton ave. 

Clark street (N. ), from Kinzie st. to Chicago ave. 

Clayton street, from Wood st. to Leavitt st. 

Crittenden street, from Currier st. to Noble st. 

Crossing street, from Bremer st. to Elston ave. 

Dashiel street, from Douglas ave. to Thirty- seventh st. 

Dearborn street (N.), from Illinois st. to ISorth ave. 

Dearborn street (N.), from N. Water st. to Illinois st. 

Douglas avenue, from Stewart ave. to Wallace st. 

Douglas avenue, from S. Park ave. to I. C. R. R. track 

Dussold street, from Jefferson st. to Halsted st. 

Erie street, from Clark st. to Pine st. 

Fifth avenue, from Monroe st. to Taylor st. 

Fifteenth street (W.), from Wood st. to Lincoln st. 

Franklin street (N.), from North ave. to Sigel st. 

Gardner street, from Vine st. to N. Halsted st. 

Goethe street, from Wells st. to Sedgwick st. 

Granger street, from Wells st. to Sedgwick st. 

Hanover street, from Twenty-sixth st. to Twenty-ninth st. 

Hermitage avenue, from Polk st. to Harrison st. ' 

High street, from Webster ave. to Fullerton ave. 

Iloyne street, from Sixteenth st. to Twenty-second st. 

Hurlbut street, from North ave. to Clybourne ave. 1 

Huron street, from Clark st. to Pine st. ---. 

Jackson street, from Rockwell st. to California ave 

Kendall street, from Polk st. to Taylor st 

Larrabee street, from Division st. to North ave. 

Laurel street, from Douglas ave. to Egan ave. 

Levee street, from Fuller st. to terminus of Levee st 

Levee street, from Fuller st. to Northwestern ave. 

Lincoln street, from Thomas st. to Augusta st. 

Loomis street, from Sixteenth st. to Blue Island ave. - - 

McReynolds street, from Ashland ave. to Ridgeville road 

McReynolds street, from Reuben st. to Ridgeville road 

Macallister place, from Loomis st. to Center ave. -.. 

Market street, from Madison st. to Monroe st. 

Mohawk street, from North ave. to Clybourne ave. 

Nineteenth street (W.), from Blue Island ave. to Wood st. 

Nineteenth street (W.), from Center ave. to Blue Island a ve. - 

North avenue, from Clark et. to North ave. bridge - -.. 

North avenue, from Orchard st. to Dearborn st. 

Oak street, from State st. to Pine st - 

Oakley street, from Pulton st, to Kinzie st. - 

Ogden avenue, from Robey st. to Polk st - 



539: 
526^ 
52(51 
139 i 
528; 
139 j 
.539! 
538: 
.526! 
.529 
562 1 
154 
528 
561 
562 
513 
538 
561 
526 
513 
514 
514 
529 
155 
529 
514 
513 
514 
5301 
539 
513! 
538 
580 1 
5281 
5271 
526 
526 
562! 
527 
138 
538! 
526 
513 
562 
529 
580 
538 
528 
138 
138 
528 
529 

15 
527 

39 
526 
529 
52!) 
513 
526 
513 
529 
528 



529 



100 



XXXII 



INDEX. 



FOR SIDEWALKS — (coududed. ) 



Ogden avemie, from Kobey st. to Polk st. 

Ogden avenue, from Polk nt. to Twelfth st. 

Ohio street, from Clark st. to Pine st. 

Ohio street ( W. ), from Oakley st. to Western ave. 

Ohio street (W. ), from Elizabeth st. to Eucker st. 

Ontario street, from Clark st. to Pine st. 

Orchard street, from North ave. to Clybourne ave. 

Otis street, from Division st. to Vedder st. 

Penn street, from Division st. to Vedder st. 

Perry street, from Clybom'ne ave. to Fullerton ave. 

Perry street, from Clybourne ave. to Fullerton ave. 

Pleasant street, from Division st. to Vedder st. . . 

Polk street, from Ashland ave. to Paulina st. _ 

Polk street, from Kobey st. to SouthAvestern ave. •_ j 

Portland avenue, from Twenty-fourth st. to Twenty-sixth st. i 

Post street, from Ashland ave. to terminus of Post st. 

Prairie avenue, from Douglas ave. to Thirty-seventh st. | 

Prospect place, from Vincennes ave. to Cottage Grove ave. j 

Q,uiun street, from Thirty -first st. to Stearns st : . 1 

Rees street, from Larrabee st. to Halsted st. I 

Ridgeville road, from Blackhawk st. to North ave. , j 

Rhodes avenue, from Douglas ave. to Thirty-second st. i 

Robey street, from Southwestern ave. to Polk st. 1 

Robey street, from Milwaukee ave. to Waubansia ave. 

Robey street, from Birch St. to Polk st. - 

Robey street, from Evergreen ave. to Milwaukee ave. 

Rush street, from Water st. to Chicago ave. 

Sangamon street, from Pratt st. to Chicago ave. 

Schiller street, from Clark st. to Sedgwick st. ! 

Sherman street, from Polk st. to Taylor st : [ 

Sigel street, from Wells st. to Hurlbut st. ! 

Sixteenth street, from Halsted st. to Center ave. j 

Sloan street, from Elston ave. to Noble st. I 

State street, from Kinzie st. to Chicago ave. i 

Superior street, from Robey st. to Hoyne st. \ 

Superior street, from Clark st. to Pine st. | 

Thirteenth place, from Ashland ave. to Wood st. I 

Thirteenth place, from Wood st. to Lincoln st. .. , 

Thirteenth place, from Wood St. to Lincoln st. 

Thirty-second street, from S. Park ave. to Cottage Grove ave. 

Thirty-second street, from Prairie ave. to Indiana ave. 

Thirty- seventh street, from Stanton ave. to Lake ave. 

Thirty-eighth street, from Vincennes ave. to Langley st. 

Town's court, from North ave. to terminus 

Twenty-third street, from Hanover st. to Portland ave 

Twenty-sixth street, from Stewart ave. to Butler st. 

Twenty-seventh street, from Stewart ave. to Butler st. 

Twenty-eighth street, from Stewart ave. to Wallace st. 

Twenty-ninth street, from Cottage Grove ave. to Lake ave. 

Ullman street, from Lot 5 to Lot 12 in W. ><$^ N. E. 3^ Sec. 32 

Van Buren street, from Western ave. to Leavitt st. 

Vedder street, from Larrabee St. to North ave. 

Vernon avenue, from Thirty-second st. to Thirty-third st. 

Vine street, from Division si. to Vedder st. 

Wabash avenue, from Crippen st. to Thirty-seventh st. 

Wabash avenue, from Thirty-sixth st. to Thirty-seventh st. 

Wood street, from Harrison st. to Polk st. 

Wood street, from W. Fifteenth st. to W. Sixteenth st. _ 

York street, from Paulina st. to Hermitage ave 



562 
562 
513 
.^529 
561 
513 
526 
527 
527 
234 
513 
527 
529 
52^ 
528 
139 
539 



527 
.526 



538 
527 
527 
538 
539 
513 
528 
525 
528 
526 



529 
513 



FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS. 



Aberdeen street, from Madison st. to Harrison st., paving 

Adams street, from Halsted st. to Reuben St., paving 

Adams street, from Canal st. to Halsted st., paving 

Alley, from Noble St. to B. 19, Sec. 5, fihing 

Archer avenue, from slip to Halsted st. , paving 

Canal street, from Twelfth st. to Sixteenth St., paving 

Canal street, from Madison st. to Twelfth st., paving 

Chicago avenue, from Clark st. to B. 53, Kinzie's Addition, paving 

Chicago avenue ( W.), paving 

Clinton street, from Lake st. to Kinzie st., paving.. 

Congi'ess street, from State st. to Michigan ave., paving 

Cottage Grove avenue, from Twenty-second st. to Thirtieth st., paving 



513 
561 
580 
579 
529 
539 
530 
530 
526 
562 
561 
562 
527 
514 



.538 
.527 
.539 
527 
211 
.514 
528 
.579 
529 



267 
211 
211 
106 
382 
252 
358 
382 
580 
382 
542 
542 



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XXXIII 



FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS — {concluded.) 



Erie street, from the river to Pine st, paving -._ 

Foster street, from Harrison st. to Polk St., curbing 

Fourteenth street, from Michigan ave. to State st. , paving 

Franklin street, from Chicago ave. to Division St., filling 

Halsted street, from Lake st, to Indiana St., paving 

Harrison street, from Canal st. to Halsted St., pavmg 

Harrison street, from State st. to Michigan ave., paving 

Hubbard court, from State st. to Michigan ave., paving - 

Illinois street, from Wells st. to Kingsbury st., filling 

Indiana street, from Noble st. to Paulina st., paving ._. 

—reconsidered, 105; referred B. P. W., 157 

Jackson street, from Michigan ave. to State st, filling 

Jackson street, from Canal st. to Halsted at, filling 

Jackson street, from State st. to Market st, paving 

Jefl"er8on street, from Van Buren st. to Harrison st., paving 

Kinzie street, from Halsted st. to Canal St., paving 

Kinzie street, from Wells st. to Clark st., paving -. 

Kinzie street, from Clark st. to State st., paving 

Lake street, from Halsted st. to Reuben st., paving 

La Salle street, from Chicago ave. to Division st., paving 

La Salle street, from Michigan st. to Chicago ave., paving 

Madison street, from State st. to the river, paving 

Madison street, from Robey st. to Western ave. , paving . 

Michigan avenue, from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-ninth st., graveling..- 

Michigan avenue, from Twenty -ninth st. to Thirtieth et. , graveling 

Newberry avenue, from Taylor st. to Twelfth St., paving 

Park avenue, from Reuben st. to Leavitt St., paving '. 

Peck court, from State st. to Michigan ave., paving 

Peoria street, from Fulton st. to Harrison st. , paving 

Polk street, from Halsted st. to Canal St., paving 

Polk street, from State st. to the river, paving 

Quincy street, from State st. to Clark St., paving 

Randolph street, from Michigan ave. to the bridge, paving _ 

Sangamon street, from Fulton st. to Van Buren st. , paving 

Sangamon street, from Fulton st. to Milwaukee ave., paving. 

Sheldon street (N.), paving _ 

Silver street, from Harrison st. to Gurley st. , paving 

Thirteenth street, from State st. to Michigan ave., paving 

Throop street, from Twenty-second st. to Blue Island ave. , paving. _ 

Twelfth street, from Halsted st. to Beach St., paving 

Twenty- seventh street, from S. Park ave. to Cottage Grove ave., paving 

Twenty -ninth street, from State st. to Cottage Grove ave. , paving 

Union street, from Madison st. to Milwaukee ave., paving 

Van Buren street, from the river to Canal St., paving 

Van Buren street, from Halsted st. to Loomis st., paving 

Wabash avenue, from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-ninth st., paving 



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211 


233 


267 




382 




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252 


361 


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211 


383 


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252 


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381 
374 
360 
383 
382 
580 
595 
561 
382 
382 
511 
561 
267 
382 
268 
233 



FOR VACATIONS. 



AUey, B. 16, Ashland Second Addition to Chicago 

Alleys around North Market square 

Alley, B. 3, Fractional Section 15, north 237 feet of 

AUey, B. 54, Kinzie's Addition 

Alley, B. 11, E. >^ N. W. K Sec. 26, 39,13 

Alley, B. "B," Freeman's Addition 

Alley, B. 8, Ashland Addition 

AUey, Lot 14, B. 40, Ogden's Addition 

Alley, B. 13, Sec. 3, 39, 14.... 

Alley, B. 19, Walsh's Sub. Sec. 20 

Alley, B. 12, Sampson & Green's Addition 

Alley, Sub Block "A," B. 8 and 9, Bushnell's Addition 

Alley, Sub Block " A," B. 8 and 9, Bushnell's Addition 

Alley, in Sub. of North part W. H N. E. U Sec. 28, 39, 14 ... 

Alley, B. 8, Hamburg 

Alley, Turner's Sub. of Lot 4, in S. ^ S. E. 3^ Sec. 12, 39, 13. 

Alley, B. 13, Sheffield's Addition 

Alley, B. 10, Rockwell's Addition 

Alley, B. "C," Wright's Sub. Sec. 28 

Alley and street in Johnson's Sub. Sec. 34 

Alley, B. 12, Johnston's Sub. Sec. 6, 39, 14 

Alley, B. 12, Vernon Park Addition 

Henry place 

Lumber street 

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287 






252 






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448 




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353 


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597 


597 


463 
118 


121 


135 




598 


598! 



XXXIV 



INDEX 



FOR WATER SERVICE PIPES. 






Blue Island avenue, from Twelfth St. to Sixteenth st. 512 

Calumet avenue, from Twentieth st. to Twenty-third st. _ 512 

Cottage Grove avenue, from Twenty-second st. to Twenty-sixth st. 512 

Cottage Grove avenue, from Twenty-sixth St. to Thirtieth st. 1 5G0 

Michigan avenue, from Twenty-ninth st. to Thirtieth st. _ _ 512 

Michigan avenue, from Thirtieth st. to Douglas ave. 512 

Oak street, from Wells st. to Larrahee st 512 

Pearson street, from Eush street to Suh Lot 7, Lot 10, B. 20, Sec. 3 512 

Pine street, from Chicago ave. to Walton place..- 1 512 

Superior street, from Clark st. to State st. _.. 1 .512 

Tv.'entieth street, from Lake ave. to I. C. E. E. track \ 512 

Twenty-second street, from State St. to Grove st. 512 

Twenty-third street, from State St. to South Park ave 1 512 

Twenty-eighth street, from State st. to Wabash ave. | 512 



512 

512 
512 
560 
512 
512 
512 
512 
512 
512 
512 
512 
512 
512 



OFFICIAL BONDS. 

Amberg, A. L., Deputy Clerk W. D. Police Court .1 Approved 23 

Brown, J. J., Fish Inspector Finance 25 

Brown, J. J. , Fish Inspector Approved 95 

Burley, A. H., City Comptroller .Approved 93 

Gage, D. A., City Treasurer Approved 38 

Hackett, E. D., Pound Keeper N. D. Approved 122 

Healey, J. J., Deputy Clerk N. D. Police Court Approved 58 

McGrath, John C, Pound Keeper S. D. Approved 122 

Matson, C. E., Clerk Police Court ..Approved 9 

O'Neil, John, Oil Inspector . Approved 23 

Smith, Henry, Pound Keeper W. D. Approved 118 

Thompson, J. K., Commissioner of Board of Public Works Approved 71 

Von HoUen, George, City Collector .Approved 9 



PAKK COMMISSIONERS. 
West Park Commissioners, report of receipts and expenditures for year ending Dec. 30, 1871. .Filed 59 



PETITIONS. 



Abatement of nuisance on Sacramento st. Police 4132 

Allen, Aug., donating patent for preserving wood P. B. 57 

Andrews, S., remittance of license fee Licenses 537 

Annul assessment for cindering Elston ave. B. P. W. ?,12 

Annul assessment for widening alley. Block 117, S. S B. P. W. 366 

Armour, Geo., to erect party walls Mayor 93 

Artery, Mrs., for remission of fine Finance 406 

Ayer, C, for free license Licenses 82 

Ayer, C, for free license Granted 106 

Bache, W., permission to finish frame buildin;; B. P. W. 78 

Bateham, W. B., for Engine cor. Blue Island ave. and Twelfth st. F. and W. 58 

Bang, John, for free license Granted 14 

Baxter, Dr. , for compensation for medical services Finance 57 

Bebo, L., for free license Granted 69 

Bell, J. , for refunding of money taken by custodian of stoleii property Finance 221 

Billings, A. M., relative to the price of gas, etc. Pub. 593 

Bissell, G. F., relative to Mansard roofs F. and W. 578 

Blaney, Thos., for compensation for injuries to buggy Finance 470 

Blumenthal, G., for rebate on license, _'_ Licenses 421 

Brant, D. R., for permission to erect frame buikling S. and A., S. D. 15 

Brant. D. E., for permission to erect frame building' . F. and W. 37 

Brass Manufacturing Co., to build arch over alley.. S. and A., N. D. 78 

Brewster, E. W., for permission to move frame building Granted 37 

Breytspraack, J. C, for free license Licenses 37 

Brodie, Fred., for free license Granted 42 

Bronson, J. G., for compensation for damages to building Finance 135 

Brownson, W., for rebate on tax of water lot 17. Kinzie's Addition Finance 351 

Brown, E. L., for sale of lot corner Clinton and Jackson F. and W. 82 

Bridge at Harrison St. _ B. P. W. 134 



I ]S^ D E X . XXXV 

PAGE 

Bdnkineyer, C, for compensation for personal injuries Finance 37 

BruuHnens, A., for free license Licenses 38 

Biiddau t^treet, for changing name of ._ ..S. and A., S. D. 241 

Buschieck, A. F., for additional compensation for constructing boilers for city Finance 441 

Carney, P., to be refunded money paid W. D. Pound Keeper Finance 494 

Carr, J. M., to move building Granted 58 

Champion, L. F., for a sidewalk on Sangamon st B. P. W. 58 

Cossett St., to change name of „. B. P. W. 286 

Cossett St., to change name of B. P. W. 305 

Cossett St., to change name of B. P. W. 351 

Cossett St., to change name of S. and A., W. D 406 

Change name of Madison st. S. and A., W. D. 174 

Change name of River st. S. and A., S. D. 153 

Change name of Gilpin place S. and A., W. D. 522 

Charnley Bros., to lay track on Cologne st. R. R. 117 

Chester, R. , relative to patent street lamps G. L. 69 

Chicago Lake A'iew & Evanston R. R. , to enter city R. R. 57 

Chicago & Illinois River R. R.,to lay track.... .R. R. 267 

Chicago & Pacific R. R. , that ordinance concerning be amended R. R. 493 

Chicago & Evanston R. R. , accepting provisions of ordinance Filed 457 

Clark, P. B. & Co., to purchase old Police Station on Union st. ..F. and W. 442 

Clark, Rebecca, to refund tax paid in error Local Assessments 352 

Clean Ogden Slip Tabled temp. 406 

Condition of sidevalk on Canal st., for appointment of Committee to investigate Granted 470 

Compensation for damages by track on Clark St., south of Twelfth st. S. and A., S. D. 285 

Compensation to property owners for damage to property by railroad tracks R. R. 265 

Completion of Halsted st. bridge B. P. W. 351 

Coppman, J., for free license Licenses 166 

CosteUo, M., for free license Licenses 38 

Crane, Morris, for rebate on saloon license Mayor 93 

Cronan, C, for free license Corporation Counsel 121 

Curtis, G. S., to lease triangular strip of land bounded by Archer avenue, Bm'nside and Twentieth 

sts .W. and P. G. 37 

Curtis, H., for payment of vouchers P. B. 57 

Cummings, A. C, plan to clean North Branch Pub. and F. & W. 154 

Dalton, G. T., relative to Markland Lamp G. L. 78 

Deering, E., for compensation for loss of husband Finance 58 

Derrick, M. B., relative to open worksigns Police 241 

Dike, Eliza, to move frame building Granted 14 

Dike, Eliza, tomoveframe building B. P. W. 57 

Doyle, Hugh, for free license Granted 57 

Drachman. Soi)hia, for compensation for loss of husband .Finance 429 

Drinkiug^ Fountains, relative to F. and W. 221 

Dunne. -Jas., for compensation for damages to schooner " Antares" Finance 560 

Dutcher, Mrs. , for compensation for personal in jurif;s Finance 212 

Duain, P. , for compensation for loss of horse Finance 14 

Dyer, E. L., for rebate on assessment for paving Sedgwick st. Local Assessments 82 

Eddy, W. H., for auction license Licenses 305 

Ellis, J. , for reduction of rent of stalls on West Market square Markets 46 

Emmet & Fry, for compensation for work in Lake Park .Finance 285 

Engelstein, C, for free license Granted 22 

English, Ann, for compensation for damages Finance 594 

Enos, Mr. , for compensation for personal injuries B. of Police 249 

Evans, A. L., to erect wooden tower in fire limits Pub. Buiid. 166 

Evans, John, in relati on to the Chicago & Evanston R. R. . - Judiciary 174 

Evening Mail, inrelation to printing Printing 14 

Evening Mail, in relation to printing Printing 25 

Extension Chicago ave.. relative to _ B. P. W. 175 

Extension North Franklin st, relative to B. P. W. 421 

Fairbanks N. K., to lay track on Nineteenth st. E- R- 461 

Parwell, J . V . & Co., to be released from paying water rent F. & W. 185 

Fill alley, in block 134, S. S. Addition : B. P. W. 69 

Fill allev, between Augusta, Emma, Noble and Hoit sts. B. P. W. 82 

Fill alley, Coolidge to Sampson, Loomis to Laflin B. P. W. 285 

FillHealey slough, relative to Select Com. 367 

Fire limits, establishing of, inN. D. F. & W. 22 

Fire limits, relative to constructing roofs and changing boundaries Tabled temp. 78 

Fireplugs on Mitchell st : B. P. W. 286 

Fire ordmance, relative to Pub. and Filed 70 

Fire ordinance, relative to amendment of ...F. & W. 504 

Firestrom, J., for free license Mayor 82 

Fitch, E. P., for free license Granted 46 

Fills, P., for appointment of, as clerk W. D. Police Court Police 15 

Fitzpatrick, M. , for rebate on saloon license : - - -Licenses 406 

Flood, P. , for compensation for personal damages Finance 286 

Floto, W. R., for free license '.'. Licenses 37 

Forsyth, J. A. & Co., for permission to use sidewalk S. and A., W. D. 37 

Frankenstein, M., et al., for free licenses ..Licenses 106 

French, G. M. , for compensation for damages Finance 418 

Fresse, Geo., for a free license-. .' Mayor 58 

Gas on West Adams st . B. P. W. 4^30 

Gas on Brown st. B. P. W. 241 

Gas on South Dearborn St. B. P. W. 351 

GasonElstonave. - B. P. W. 418 

Gas on Second St. B. P. W. 4f)4 

Gas on Throop St. . B. P. W. 250 

Gas on West Sixteenth si,. B. P. W. 185 



XXXVI INDEX. 

FAGB 

Gas on Wood st B. P. W. 249 

Gayland, N., for free license Licenses 58 

Gelden, L. B., for free license Granted 22 

Gerhardt, L. J. , for compensation for medicine furnished to Andrew Deering Finance 38 

Gerhardt, L. J., for compensation for medicine Finance 153 

Gerringer, N., for compensation for damages to wagon Finance 250 

Gibbs, A., for a free license Licenses 285 

Gibson, G., for permission to move frame buildings F. and W. 70 

Giroux, P., relative to street lamps G. L. 406 

Glashier, Chas., for remission of fine Granted 579 

Goodrich, A., for payment of jurors' certificates Finance 537 

Grade to change, on Fifth ave S. and A., S. D. 93 

Grant & Price, to purchase Bridewell ground Schools 303 

Grant, Jas., to move frame building Judiciary 82 

Granger, Mary C, to complete frame building F. and W. 69 

Gross, A., to refund fine to .Finance 367 

Green, C. B., for license for Green's Garden Granted 352 

Guerin, Dr., for compensation for medical services Finance 118 

Guenther, H., for compensation for land to open Wieland st Mayor, etc. 580 

Guenther, H., for compensation for land ,--W. and P. G. 560 

Guenzenhauser, John, for compensation for land to widen Robey st Finance 429 

Gutters on crossing street, for S. and A., W. D. 509 

Haas, Mrs., for compensation for personal injuries .Finance 265 

Haddock, C. G., for permission to move frame building ...F. andW. 70 

Hahn, H. S., for payment for services at House of Correction Bridewell 26 

Halkel, Geo.,foruseof end of N. WeUs st B. P. W. 69 

Hamilton ave., to restore name of S. and A., W. D. 537 

Hansen, P., for remission of fine Finance 305 

Harris, S., for permission to move safe belonging to City Clerk W. and P. G. 46 

Harvey, J. D., for sale of lot corner Washington and Clinton sts. F. and W. 57 

Hay Market, for locating, near State and Twenty-second sts Markets 153 

Heath & Smith, relative to Miner Lamp G. L. 69 

Hendrie, W. A., for compensation for chronometer burned in City Hall... Finance 105 

Herr, A. W., for removal of oil factory on Fourth ave Police 419 

Hidland, F., for free license Mayor 93 

Hirsh, A., for a free license Granted 82 

Holden, C. C. P., relative to charges of undue Aldermanic iniluence used for appointment of police- 
men Pub. and Filed 495 

Holden, Thos. K.,to use sidewalk corner Union andFulton sts S. and A., W. D. 430 

Hoy, M., for compensation for personal injuries Finance 469 

Huner, H., for free license Mayor 78 

Improvement of Bloomingdale road B. P. W. 175 

Improvement of West Chicago ave S. and A., W. D. 134 

Improvement of McReynolds st B. P. W. 461 

Improvement of Perry st B. P. W. 212 

Improvement of Stewart ave S. and A., S. D. 241 

Jewell, E. W., for compensation for damages Finance 457 

Jewell, E., for compensation for damages Finance 594 

Johnson, C., for remission of fine Finance 366 

Jones, Thos., for free license Granted 212 

Jones, H. W., for permission to raise building B. P. W. 222 

Kaleshey, M., for free license Granted 22 

Kehoe, Ed., for reduction of rent of land leased by him from the ciiy W. and P. G. 494 

Kent, A. E. & S., withdrawing ofi"er for Long John lot F. & W. 185 

Kerr, Mag., to move frame building Granted 14 

Kiesling, A. , to refund fine Finance 494 

Korngibela, M., for remission of fine ...Filed 305 

Laflin, M., for compensation for damages Finance 457 

Laflin & Co., to lay track across Grove st R- R. 212 

Lamb, R., for free license Granted 57 

Lamps on Coolidge st S. aad A., W. D. 106 

Lamps on Coolidge st ..G. L. 406 

Lamps on Ewing st B. P. W. 457 

Lamps on Forquer st ...G. L. 594 

Lamps on Foster st B. P. W. 469 

Lamps on Marshfield ave B. P. W. 134 

Lamps on Walnut st B. P. W. 419 

Lamps on West Twenty-second st - B. P. W. 93 

Lamps on Wright st -.--B. P. W. 422 

Legare, Geo., to lay track. ■. R- K. 121 

Letz & Son, for compensation for extra work P. B. 154 

Levy, L., for free license. - Licenses 82 

Lichtenberg, A., for free license , Licenses 166 

Light, Matilda, for a free license Licenses 367 

Ludtke, H. G., for a free license. Granted 58 

Lussen, John, for compensation for damages Finance 423 

Lyman, John, for remission of fine... - Finance 175 

McCauley, Jas., in relation to bow windows B. P. W. 25 

McCauley, Jas., for sale of lot on Fourteenth st F- & W. 430 

McDonald & Roe. for reduction of rent of end of Taylor st. W. and P. G. 401 

McGourk, T., for compensation for use of iron track on La Salle st. tunnel Finance 351 

McGuirk, J., for damage for detention of scow " Supply ". Finance 57 

McGreen, John, for remission of fine Finance 212 

McGrath, J. C, for house at S. D. Pound Finance 367 

McNulty, P.. for free license Granted 69 

Mail, G. J., for remission of fine ...Judiciary 82 

Maltman. A. S., to lease city property W. & P. G. 70 



INDEX. XXXVII 

PAGE 

Marrs, L., for removal of track on Ashland ave _. R. R. 221 

Marney, M.. to be refunded certain money , .Finance 559 

Matson, N., for extension of fire limits F. «fe W. 37 

May, Jos., for rebate on pawnbroker's license Licenses 462 

Maynell, A., for free license - - ....Granted 134 

Meeker, A. B., to exchange lot for Titsworth lot F. & W. 241 

MendsenCo., E., to lay track across Twenty-second st. R. R. 138 

Mendel, E., for copy of lease of lot W. & P. G, 122 

Miner, Dr., lor compensation for medical services. Finance 135 

Mohr, Max, for free license Licenses 37 

Meville, Peter, to refund fine to Finance 351 

Nagel, Geo., for free license Granted 106 

National Gas Light Company, of G. L. 138 

Neiman, W., for water pipe on Wood st B. P. W. 25 

Newton, R. A., for remission of fine .- Finance 448 

Nicolay, L. , for free license. - Granted 58 

Noble, G. W., to move frame building --. S. & A., W. D. 58 

Nuisances, enforcement of ordinance relative to .Police 212 

O'Brien, F., et al., for free licensie. Granted 117 

O'Malley, for remission of fine Finance 249 

O'Malley, P., for remission of fine Granted 421 

O'Meara, Julia, for compensation for loss of husband Finance 421 

Ogden, W. B., for permission to erect iron stairway outside of building, cor. Water and Franklin 

streets Granted 185 

Olsen, M., for remission of fine Finance 559 

Opening alley in Block 7, C. T. Subdivision, 3, 39, 14 ...S. & A., N. D. 93 

Opening alley. Block 27, Johnson, Roberts & Storrs' Addition B. P. W. 117 

Opening alley, Dearborn, State, Division, Goethe S. & A., N. D. 69 

Opening alley, Block 4, Delavan's Addition B. P. W. 138 

Opening alley. Block 113, S. S. Addition S. & A., S. D. 470 

Opening of Belden ave B. P. W. 419 

Opening of Carl st - B. P. W. 405 

Opening of Dearborn St. to Fourteenth st S. & A., S. D. 351 

Opening Douglas place B. P. W. 406 

Opening Farrell st B. P. W. 559 

Opening Frey st. B. P. W. 241 

Opening Howard st ...l - B. P. W. 249 

Opening Indiana ave. to Park ave S. & A., S. D. 351 

Opening Main st B. P. W. 358 

Opening Main st B. P. W. 559 

Opening Mather st B. P. W. 494 

OpeningN. Morgan st B. P. W. 406 

Opening Thirty-first st B. P. W. 559 

Opening Thirty-eighth et B. P. W. 537 

Opening Wabash ave.. Thirty-fifth to Thirty-ninth st S. &A.,S. D. 352 

Parens, W., to move frame building F. & W. 82 

Paving Newberry ave, B. P. W. 351 

Paving SUver st B. P. W. 351 

Peterson, J. , to purchase Police Station on Union st F. & W. 493 

Piper, A. S. , for compensation for damages to building Finance 134 

Porter, W. F., for sale of Post Office block Schools 58 

Powers, C, for free license Licenses 212 

Powdermaker, S., for a free license ...Granted 57 

Prohibit driving cattle on improved streets Police 37 

Rae, Dr., narrowing sidewalk space on Wabash ave S. «fe A., S. D. 25 

Railway track on S. Western ave R. R. 153 

Ratty, N., for damages for injured horse Finance 15 

Rend, W. P. & Co., for permission to move barn Granted 43 

Rebate on assessment for paving Canal st S. & A., W. D. 82 

Rebate on assessment for paving North Dearborn et. Judiciary 306 

Rebate for paving Larrabee st B. P. W. 37 

Reduction of rent of stalls on W. Market Markets 57 

Refunding money for widening Seeley St., for S. «fc A., W. D. 494 

Reichold, Geo., to move frame building F. & W. 70 

Reichold, Geo., to move frame building S. & A.. W. D. 23 

Removal of track from Carroll st., for Tabled temp. 502 

Removal of land from fences on line of Lake Shore & Michigan Southern R. R S. «fc A., S. D. 537 

Removal of warehouse on N. Franklin st., for Police 265 

Removal of track from Clark st. south of Twelfth st, for.. ...S. & A., S. D. 249 

Removal of planing mill near Center ave.. for Police 37 

Removal of West Division Pound, for Markets 351 

Removal of obstructions on Market square, bet. Archer ave. and Thirty-fir8t8t.,for ..S. «fc A., S. D. 422 

Removal of steam power from Burlington crossing, for R. R. 422 

Removal of shed from 543 Warren ave., for S. & A., W. D. 503 

Rend, W. P., for permission to move stable S. & A., W. D. 15 

Repair of Madison St., (W.) for S. &A.,W. D. 352 

Repair of Grove street, for S. & A., S. D. 185 

Repair of Cottage Grove school, for Com. whole 325 

Richardson, Wm., for compensation for personal injuries Finance 470 

Robertson, J., for compensation for personal injuries Finance 305 

Roony, Thos., to examme his smoke consumer _ F. & W. 249 

Round, R. G., for compensation for damages to hack Finance 503 

Russell, W. H., for compensation for injuries Finance 442 

Ryan, R., for permission to move building Granted 14 

Sauer, E., proposing to lease money, etc Finance and Pub. 93 

Schemberg, John, for rebate on saloon license Licenses 406 

Scheflfer, J., for free license..^ - Granted 105 



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PAGE 

Schneidecker, T., (o refund fine to Finance 141 

School in Third Ward, and to remove all nuisances in said Ward 8. & A. and Schools 285 

Scolt, J. W., to set aside tax sale of Olivet Church . Local Assts. 69 

Schrober, C, for free license Licenses 138 

Sewer in Ashland ave. B. P. W. 493 

Sewer in Brown st. . B. P. W. 241 

Sewer m Chicago ave. B. P. W. 461 

Sewer in S. Dearborn st. .. B. P. W. 351 

Sew^er in Elizabeth st. B. P. W. 402 

Sewer in Fourth st. B. P. W. 384 

Sewer in George st. B. P. W. 461 

Sewer in Green st S. & A., W. D. 306 

Sewer in Hope st. B, P. W. 154 

Sewer m Hubbard st B. P. W. 429 

Sewer in Hubbard st. S. & A., W. D. 306 

Sewer in Irvin st. B. P. W. 135 

Sewer in JelTerson st. B. P. W. 185 

Sewer in West Kinzie st. B. P. W. 351 

Sev/er in Lumber st. B. P. W. 117 

Sewer in Mav st. B. P. W. 250 

Sewer in Miller St. B. P. W. 441 

Sewer in Morgan st. B. P. W. 267 

Sewer in Morgan st. _ .B. P. W. 406 

Sewer in Peoria st. B. P. W. 285 

Sewer and lamps in Peoria st. B. P. W. 429 

Sewer in Second st. •. B. P. W. 494 

Sewer in Sholto St. B. P. W. 241 

Sewer in Sigel st B. P. W. 222 

Sewer in Twentv-fourth st. B. P. W. 537 

Sewer in Tvler St. . B. P. W. 286 

Sewer in Union St. ... B. P. W. 351 

Sewer in W. Van Buren st. B. P. W. 384 

Sewer in Vernon Park B. P. W. 250 

Sewer in street occupied by C. & P. B. R. S. & A., W. D. 509 

Shanahan, Thos. . compensation for purchase bought of Fire Department Finance 357 

Shehan, J. W. , for completion of rooms for Free Library Finance 265 

Shenback, J., for free license Granted 134 

Sidewalk on W. Adams st. B. P. W. 510 

Sidewalk on Armour st. B. P. W. 494 

Sidewalk on Canal st -B. P. W. 118 

Sidewalk on Canal st., for repair of B. P. W. 281 

Sidewalk on Center st. B. P. W. 175 

Sidewalk ou Clayton St. B. P. W. 305 

Sidewalk on Division st B. P. W. 122 

Sidewalk on Division st B. P. W. 351 

Sidewalk on Fifth ave B. P. W. 470 

Sidewalk on Geddes St. B. P. W. 509 

Sidewalk on Grove St. B. P. W. 470 

Sidewalk on Harrison st. B. P. W. 166 

Sidewalk on La Salle st. B. P. W. 242 

Sidewalk on Lincoln ave. B. P. W. 134 

Sidewaik on Madison st B. P. W. «5 

Sidewalk on Mendel St. B. P. W. 522 

Sidewalk on Oakley St. . .. B. P. W. 241 

Sidewalk on Portland ave. B. P. W. 469 

Sidewalk on Reuben st. ' ....B. P. W. 418 

Sidewalk on Twenty-ninth St. . S.<fcA.,S.D. 367 

Sidewalk on Van Buren SI. . S. & A., S. D. 78 

Sidewalk on Van Buren st. B. P. W. 503 

Sidewalk on Southwestern ave. B. P. W. 351 

Sidewalk on Southwestern ave. B. P. W. 537 

Sidewalk on Southwestern ave. B. P. W. 503 

Sidewalk on Wabash ave. B. P. W. 494 

Sidewalk on Western ave ... B. P, W. 306 

Sidewalk on Wood St. B. P. W. 462 

Sidewalk on Wood and Catharine sts. B. P. W. 537 

Sidewalk space, for establishing, on Sedgwick si. S. & A., N. D. 154 

Sidewalk grade, to change, on West Mad'ison, Desplaines and JIalsted sts. B. P. W. 37 

Sidewalk, to fix width of, on State st. , from Madison to Jackson st. S. & A. , S. D. 22 

Simmons. S. W., for remission of fine Finance 367 

Sisters of St. Joseph, for free team license.. Granted 15 

Sisters of St. Joseph, for compensation for attendance on the sick Finance 462 

Soper, Brainard & Co., for use of portion of Ev^ing st. S. & A., vV. D. 422 

Springer, F. W., for enforcement of ordinance in relation to dummy on State st. R. R. 14 

Staatz, Peter, for permission to finish frame biiilding . . _ Granted 58 

Staples, J. N., for compensation for damage l)y viaduct over Sixteenth st S. & A., W. D. 138 

Siapl"s. J. N., for damages on account of construction of viaduct C^orp. Counsel 145 

Stork. Wm . . for permission to finish frame building B. P. W. 78 

Starr, H. K., for remission of fine Finance 367 

Stern. S., for a free license Granted 57 

st.;r, H. M., relative to wooden pavement S. & A., W. D. 134 

Sunday Law. relative to enforcing. Filed 549 

Sweeimau. R., for permission to move frame house Granted 22 

Sweetland. C. , to exhibit fire works on the Fourth of July F. & W. 353 

Sylvester, J. H., for remission of fine Finance 351 

Taylor, C. A. & Co. , for permission to use sidewalk - .Granted 46 

Taylor, N. S., for sale of ground at junction of Prairie and Cottage Grove aves. W. & P. G. 58 



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Thompson, E. A., for free license ^... Granted 105 

Ticpan, Thos.. for free license Granted 69 

Torosky, L, for free license ^Licenses 38 

Trustees of Soldiers' Orphans' Home, relative to Pab. & Filed 560 

Tulaf ans, John, for permission to move frame building F. & W. 559 

Tyrrell, J. A., for abatement of rent on school land Schools 14 

Union Rolling Mill, to maintain track on Ashhmd ave. E. i>. 2(36 

Vacation of alley east part of Block 7, Wolcott's Addition B. P. W. 423 

Vacation of alley Block 44, Sub Lots 29 to 40, in S . W. U Sec. 21 B. P. W. 351 

Vacation of Quincy st S. & A., S. D. 93 

Viaduct on North Desplaines st. S. & A., W. D. 352 

Visscher, P. , for a free license Licenses 82 

Wagner, S. L. , foi' a free license : Licenses 37 

Wagner. T. , for a free license Granted 58 

Walker, S. J . , to dock lot offered for Water Works Tabled temp. 401 

Wallace, J. S. , in relation to the vacation oi' Nineteenth st. Vv^. & P. G. 174 

Warner & Co., to exhibit circns Granted 461 

Warren Bros., to lease lot on Jackson st. F. & W. 104 

Water, for an increased supply of F. & W. 37 

Water on Adams f-t. : B. P. W. 509 

Water on Ann st. B. P. W. 510 

Water on '• B " si . B. P. W. 134 

Water on Black lia'.rk sr . B. P. W. 267 

Water on Buddan st. , B. P. W. 522 

Water on Burnside st. B. P. W. 175 

Water on Ca harine st. B. P. W. 358 

Water on Church st. . B. P. W. 46'.) 

Water on Clayton st. B. P. W. 357 

Water on ClaVton st. B. P. W. 421 

Water on Clavtou st _ B. P. W. 458 

Water on Division st. B. P. W. 503 

Water on Emanuel st. B. P. W. 222 

Water on Fry st. B. P. W. 406 

Water on Harbine st. B. P. W. 537 

Water on Harbine st. B. P. W. 306 

Water on Hickory st. B. P. W. 537 

Vv'Uter on Howard st. B. P. W. 249 

Water on Hovne st. B. P. W. 462 

Water on W. Lidiuna st. B. P. W. 166 

Water on W. Indiana st. B. P. W. 406 

Water on lov/a st. - B. P. W. 406 

Water on Jackson st. B. P. W. 609 

Water on Jones st. B. P. W. 522 

Water on W. Kinzie st. B. P. W. 241 

Water on Kossuth St. .B. P. W. 285 

Water on Kossuth st B. P. W. 594 

Water on Larrabee st. B. P. W. 429 

Water on Loomis st. B. P. W. 441 

Water on Morgan st. B. P. W. 493 

Water on Oakley St. B. P. W. 406 

Water on Rebecca St. B. P. W. 461 

Water on Rice st. - B. P. W. 241 

Water on Robey st . . B. P. W. 241 

Water on Samuel st. ..B. P. W. 422 

Water on Samuel st. B. P. W. 103 

Water on Seeley st. B. P. W. 351 

Water on Shurtleff ave ....B. P. W. 366 

Water on W. Sixteenth st. B. P. W. 241 

Water on State street, Butterfield and Burnside. south of Thirty-seventh st. __. ...B. P. W. 419 

Water on Taylor st. B. P. W. 351 

Water on W. Twentieth st B. P. W. 458 

Water on Twenty-seventh st. B. P. W. 265 

Water on Twenty-eighth st. B. P. W. 118 

Water on Valentine st. 1 B. P. W. 285 

Water on Wabansia ave B. P. W. 509 

Water on Wentworth ave B. P. W. 265 

Water on Wood st _ B. P. W. 309 

Water on Wood St. B. P. W. 134 

Weber, H. , Mrs. , for compensation for loss of husband ^ .Finance 595 

Webber. J. , to build barn in fire limits •_ . _ B. P. W. 174 

Wells, W. K., in relation to tax sale Local Assts. 351 

Wenk, H., for free license Licenses 222 

Whellan, R., for rebate on assesment Local Assts. 166 

Whitakef, Mary, for a free license . Granted 430 

Widening of Menomonee st. B. P. W. 493 

Widening of N. State st. S. & A., N. D. 352 

Widening of Winchester ave. _ B. P. W. 266 

Widening of river at old Iowa Elevator H. & B. 421 

Wilce, Thos. , asking conference in relation to I'ents of school land _ .Filed 442 

Witte, J., to be appointed chimney sweep ...F. <fc W. 106 

Yager, C. , for permission to move frame buildi u'i; on Arnold st B. of Health. 46 

Yates, P., for a free license for riding gallery --. Granted 35S 



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REFORM SCHOOL. 

PAGE 

Report of Board of Guardians for seventeen months ending Aug. 1, 1872- Filed 498 



RELIEF AND AID SOCIETY. 

Annual report Filed 59 

Specii-l report .._ Filed 83 



REMONSTRANCES. 

Alley, B. 21, J. li. & S. Additioii to Chicago, against opening B. P. W. 145 

Ann street, against laying railroad track across, etc R. R. 422 

Atlantic & Pacific R. R., against passage of ordinance concerning R R. 121 

Atlantic & Pacific R. R., against passage of ordinance concerning R. R. 174 

Atlantic & Pacific R. R., against passage of ordinance concerning Tabled 186 

Archer avenue, against allowing track to be laid across R. R. IS^S 

Archer avenue, against allowing track to be laid across.. ...R. R. 154 

Ashland avenue, against passage of ordinance confirming location of track on Tabled 306 

Ashland avenue, against passage of ordinance confirming location of track on Tabled 376 

Canalport avenue, against allowing horse railroad track to be laid on R. R. 442 

Chicago & Canada Southern R.R., against granting petition of, to lay track on BuUerfield et., R. R. 145 

Chicago, Columbus & Indiana Central R. R., against passage of ordinance concerning Pub. 108 

Chicago, Columbus & Indiana Central R. R., against passage of ordinance concerning Tabled 138 

Chicago & LaSalle R. R., against passage of ordinance concerning .R. R. 106 

Chicago & LaSalle R. R., against passage of ordinance concerning R. R. 138 

Chicago, Lake Viev/ & Evanston R. R., against granting petition of R. R. 69 

Cherry avenue, against passage of ordinance giving right to lay track on R. R. 242 

Cindering Elston avenue, against S. & A., W. D. 57 

Cossett street, against changing name of _ B. P. W. 351 

Dettman, M., to build wall, against allowing, etc. S. & A., N. D. 357 

Egan avenue, against passage of ordinance for track on Tabled 352 

Extending lease of Lake Front, against Tabled 366 

Fire ordinance, against passage of Tabled 50 

Fire ordinance, against passage of_ Tabled 78 

Fireworks, against prohibiting sale of F. & W. 351 

Foster street, against improvement of B. P. W. 441 

Frame houses, against allowin^j:, to be raised F. & W. 82 

Grade of Sedgwick street, against changing .S. & A., N. D. 174 

Green street, against opening.. S. & A., W. D. 153 

Huron street Police Station, against rebuilding S. «feA.,N. D. 504 

McDermott, M., against excluding Irish born citizens from Board of Education. Filed 367 

Market street, against opening S. & A., N. D. 381 

Merchants against being forced to leave Lake Park.. B. P. W. 352 

Menomonee street, against widening B. P. W. 537 

Small Pox Hospital, against location of W. & P. G. 22 

Stewart avenue, against laying more tracks on R. R. 285 

Stewart avenue, against laying more tracks on Tabled 306 

Vehicles, against passage of ordinance concerning manner of loading. .Judiciary 175 

Viaducts in S. D.j against erecting, etc ...S. & A., S. D. 285 

Viaduct on W. Kinzie street, agamst erecting.. R. R. 122 

Widening N. State street, against S. & A., N. D. 509 



RESIGNATIONS. 

Glade, H. O., as Alderman 11th Ward. Accepted 65 

Metzke, Fritz, as Boiler Inspector Accepted 41 

Schintz, Theodore, as School Inspector 17th Ward Accepted 134 

Summerfield, John, as Police Justice S. D. Accepted 266 



RESOLUTIONS. 

Abatement of nuisance caused by McKeehan's slaughter house .Adopted 352 

Abatement of nuisance caused by Reid & Sherwin .Police 367 

Abatement of nuisance caused by oil factory on Third avenue . Adopted 377 

Advertise for site for engine house near corner of Blue Island avenue and Twelfth st. F. & W. 242 

Advertise for site for engine house near comer of Blue Island avenue and Twelfth st. Adopted 293 

Advertise " F. Gund " lot for sale Adopted 282 

Aldermen, relative to alleged bribery of Adopted 21 

Appraisement school land made in 1870, concerning Adopted 188 

Appraisement school land made in 1870, concerning Reconsidered and Filed 202 

Appointing committee to make estimates of cost of proposed improvements Judiciary 494 

Appointing short-hand reporter for a committee Adopted 22 

Appointing short-hand reporter for a committee Reconsidered and Filed 38 



INDEX. XLI 

PAGE 

Appropriation bill, concerning Adopted 286 

Aqueduct, construction of , B. P. W. 462 

Artesian well in Union Park Adopted 579 

Artesian well in Wicker Park Adopted 580 

Asking for names of persons refusing to pay rent of school land Adopted 69 

Assault in Council Chamber, concerning Adopted 50 

Assessment for paving N. LaSalle st., concerning Adopted 276 

Authorizing Law Department to make a revision of the city ordinances. Adopted 46 

Authorizing Board of Public Works to take down walls of City Hall Adopted 146 

Authorizing Railroad Companies to depress their tracks in S. D. S. & A., S. D. 285 

Authorizing reception of county prisoners in House of Correction Adopted 359 

Babcock Fire Extinguishers, concerning Pub. 159 

Babcock Fire Extinguishers, concerning . Adopted 176 

Bathing houses, erection of W. & P. G. 374 

Beer wagons, licensing Licenses 122 

Bridge at Harrison st. Adopted 134 

Bridewell lot, leasing Schools 166 

Canceling certain city bonds Adopted 594 

City Charter, directing Clerk to reprmt Adopted 249 

City Hall, plans for, etc. P. B. 266 

Cleanse gutters in Seventh Ward B. P. W. 384 

Cleaning North Branch B. P. W. 402 

Cleaning streets, directing Board of Public Works to report cost of Adopted 104 

Compelling C, A. & St. L. R R. to raise track across Twenty-second st. to grade Adopted 442 

Concerning Decatur & State Line R. R. " Adopted 537 

Condemnation of land cor. Blue Island ave. and Twelfth st. B. P. W. 406 

Court House Square, joint occupancy of__ Pub. 402 

Court House Square, joint occupancy of Adopted 413 

Council Chamber, furnishing, etc. Adopted 25 

Crossing on W. Thirty-first st. Adopted 285 

Cutting sod from vacant lots Adopted 250 

Damages caused by railroad track Judiciary 103 

Directing Board of Public Works to allow frame buildings partly constructed to be finished. Adopted 58 

Directing Law Department to prepare an ordinance for cancellation of school leases Pub. 60 

Directing Comptroller to report amount of money in Treasury, from December 1, 1869, to December 

1. 1871 Adopted 78 

Directing Board of Public Works to report a copy of their contract with Gamewell & Co_ .Adopted 212 
Directing Corporation Council to prepare an ordinance to compel water tanks to be kept in 

buildings.:. F. & W. 213 

Directing Board of Public Works to prepare ordinances for opening alleys in Fifth Ward Adopted 242 

Directing Comptroller to credit Sewerage Fund with rent received from Lake Front Finance 250 

Directing P., Ft. W. & C. R. R. to repair Stewart ave. Adopted 265 

Directing Clerk to procure copy of Public Laws of Illinois Adopted 406 

Directing Board of Public Works to report condition of Randolph st. bridge B. P. W. 441 

Directing the Board of Police to prevent the C. & P. R. R. Co. from laying track on Blooming- 
dale road Adopted 524 

Directing Police to receive deposits for violation of city ordinances Corp. Counsel 604 

Drinking fountains, erection of B. P. W. 366 

Dummy engines, allowing to run for fifteen days Adopted 553 

Dummy engine on Ai'cher ave. Adopted 554 

Dummy engine on Archer ave. Filed 558 

Ellis Park, concerning Vf. & P. G. 185 

Employing short-hand reporter for a committee Lost 42 

Erect party wall at Titsworth engine house Adopted 99 

Exchange of Ira Judd tract W. & P. G. 38 

Exchange of Long John lot Pub. 176 

Exchange of Long John lot Ref. Clerk 293 

Exchange of certain lots for school purposes School 249 

Extending time for Assessor's returns Adopted 381 

Extend lease of Lake Park Pub. 432 

Extend lease of Lake Park Lost 464 

Extinguish fire at Iowa Elevator Adopted 438 

Fire alarm apparatus, purchasing F. & W. 357 

Fire alarm apparatus, purchasing . Adopted 568 

Fire box cor. Loomis and Sampson sts. Adopted 560 

Fire box cor Cottage Grove ave. and Twenty-seventh st .Adopted 212 

Fire box cor. North and Milwaukee aves. Adopted 212 

Fireboxes in Fifth Ward Adopted 154 

Fire box cor. Thirty-first and Halsted sts. B. of P. 266 

Fire box cor. Archer and Ashland aves. Adopted 418 

Fire engine in Fifth Ward Adopted 23 

Fire ordinance, concerning F. & W. 422 

Fixing amount of bond and salary of Sup't of House of Correction Adopted 61 

Flagmen on Stewart ave. Adopted 358 

Frame buildings in fire limits Adopted 38 

Frame buildings in fire limits Filed 71 

Free library, concerning --- Adopted 3H 

Free library, concerning. P- B. 241 

Free library, concerning... ...Pub. 2()3 

Free library, concerning Filed 376 

Gas pipe on Blue Island ave. -- G. L. 286 

Gas pipe on W.Chicago ave - Adopted 352 

Gas pipe on Halsted st Adopted 504 

Granting use of N. Market lot to County for jail - l*iili- '•'9 

Granting use of N. Market lot to County for jail - Adopted 107 

Granting use of N. Market lot to County for jail Adopted 397 

Granting additional time to W. D. R'y Co. to construct track on Van Burcn st Adopted 358 

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Guards at bridges _ Adopted 266- 

Guards at bridges - Adopted 429 

Hay market S. D. , concerning Adopted 559 

Hay market, pay ground rent for Adopted 569 

Improvement alley, B. 44, S. )4 ii. E. M Sec. 21 B. P. W. 212 

Improvement Carpenter st. Adopted 579 

Improvement Chicago ave. Adopted 266 

Improvement W. Division st Adopted 550 

Improvement Lake Park Adopted 497 

Improvement Milwaukee ave. Adopted 353 

Improvement Milwaukee ave Adopted 565 

Improvement Stewart ave. . . - Pub. 397 

Improvement Stewart ave Ref . Clerk 464 

Improvement Stewart ave Adopted 475 

Improvement streets in Third Ward - Adopted 469 

Improvement Taj^lor st - Adopted 565 

Improvement Fourteenth st. .Adopted 26 

Improvement Eighteenth st. Adopted 580 

Improvement Twenty-second st. ..Adopted 306 

Improvement Thirty-first st. B. P. W. 287 

Interest on city deposits, concerning Adopted 22 

Jones School lot, concerning Schools 175 

Laflin, M., pay .$1,652.34 to_... Pub. 569 

Lamps on Market st. ...Adopted 15 

Lamps in North Division G. L. 25 

Lamps on Wright st _ B. P. W. 42 

Lamps on Michigan st Adopted 106 

Lamps on North ave. Adopted 154 

Lamps on Noble st Adopted 398 

Lamp posts in North Division Adopted 61 

Lamps on Sigel st. B. P. W. 242 

Lamps in Ellis Park Adopted 185 

Lamps on Mohawk st. ,. Adopted 212 

Lamps on Indiana st. Adopted 469 

Lamps on Clark st. . Adopted 493 

Lamps in Ninth Ward B. P. W. 504 

Lamps on Webster ave. Adopted 537 

Lamps on North ave Adopted 406 

Lamps on State st _ B. P. W. 595 

Life Boat, erect house for Adopted 462 

Lincoln Park, build fence around , Adopted 484 

Lincoln Park, build fence around W. & PG. 250 

Long John engine lot, construct partv wall at... Adopted 407 

McGuirk, P., pay $455 to '... Finance 402 

McGuirk, P., and Jas. K. Farrow, to pay $270 to Adopted 474 

Money in hands of Walter Kimball, concerning Judiciary 22 

Morse, Prof., in relation to death of Adopted 169 

Obstructions on alley, concerning Adopted 186 

Obstructions on Emery St., removing Adopted 413 

Obstructions on Seymour st., removmg R. R. 405 

Opening Arnold st B. P. W. 418 

Opening Ellsworth st. ....S. & A., W. D. 376 

Opening Franklin st., delay of B. P. W. 509 

Opening Indiana ave Adopted 397 

Opening streets in North Division _. Adopted 80 

Ordinances, directing Clerk to procure copies of ..Adopted 27 

Party wall in Chicago ave. Adopted 470 

Paving Blue Island ave. B. P. W. 509 

Paving Twenty-ninth st Adopted 286 

Paving N. LaSalle st. Adopted 419 

Plans for school cor. Third ave. and Harrison st. Schools 118 

Plans for City HaU and Court House Adopted 369 

Pohce to attend church, compelling Police 594 

Police station on Armory lot Police 186 

Police station in Seventh or Eighth Ward Adopted 493 

Pound Master S. D., erect house for Adopted 58 

Pound Master S. D., erect house for -. Adopted 266 

Pound Master S. D., erect house for Adopted 494 

Printing, concerning city. Printing 14 

Printing, fixing price to be paid for .Printing 22 

Printing, fixing price to be paid for Pub. 43 

Printing, fixing price to be paid for Adopted 79 

Prohibiting use of fire-works July 4th Adopted 309 

Purchase lot for engine house near cor. Washington and Clinton sts. Adopted 98 

Railway track on Lincoln ave. and Center st. , concerning : .Pub. 156 

Railway track on Lincoln ave. and Center st., concerning Recommitted 168 

Railway track on Lincoln ave. and Center st., concerning Pub, 189 

Railway track on Lincoln ave. and Center st., concerning Adopted 213 

Rebate on saloon licenses Adopted 601 

Rebate on saloon licenses Adopted 453 

Rebuilding Franklin and Pearson Schools Adopted 43 

Rebuilding Chicago ave. bridge _ Adopted 135 

Rebuilding Wells st. bridge . Adopted 135 

Rebuilding engine houses Pub. 159 

Rebuilding engine houses F. & W. 250 

Reception Garde Republicaine Adopted 357 

Recommending Aid. Dixon for certain offices - C. R. 265 



INDEX. XLIII 

Kefiinding fine to Chas. Wilke Clerk 423 

Refunding fine to Chas. Wilke Adopted 473 

Refunding money paid for paving Milwaukee ave B. P. W. 82 

Relative to opening gates on sidewalk.. Adopted 242 

Relative to getting on cars when in motion Adopted 222 

Relative to pay of letter carriers... Adopted 71 

Relative to condition of railroad track on Fifth ave Adopted 242 

Relief and Aid Society, concerning Finance 122 

Relief and Aid Society, concerning Adopted 145 

Relieve Geo. Hoover from contract : Finance 265 

Remit fine to M. Horn ...Adopted 413 

Removal of track from Fifth ave., concerning 1 Pub. 42 

Removal of track from Fifth ave., concerning Adapted 80 

Removal of track on Carroll st ...Adopted 461 

Removal of track from Carroll st R. R. 538 

Removal of track of C. & P. R. R. from North ave R. R. 461 

Removal of obstructions on Market square Adopted 478 

Removal of obstructions from sidewalks ..Adopted 23 

Removal of obstructions on North Clark st. Adopted 377 

Removal of debris from Court House square B. P. W. 418 

Removal of telegraph pole cor. Archer ave. and Hanover st . Adopted 522 

Removal of telegraph pole cor. Twenty-sixth st. and Stewart ave Adopted 503 

Removal of switches from Burlington Crossing, etc Pub. 570 

Removal of sand from fences on Ime of L. S. & M. S. R. R .Pub. 572 

Rotary Engines, in relation to Adopted 458 

Sale of Bridewell ground, relative to. Adopted 60 

Sale or lease of old Bridewell ground, relative to Adopted 136 

Sale of certain engine lots, relative to Adopted 176 

Sale of city property, relative to W. & P. G. 286 

Sale of lot on W. Jackson st .Adopted 187 

Sale of lot on W. Jackson st ...Pub. 160 

Sale of lot on W. Jackson st. Lost 195 

Sale of lot on W. Jackson st. Reconsidered and ref. to clerk 196 

Sale of Long John lot for $1,800 per foot ...Pub. 260 

Sale of Long John lot, relative to Adopted 385 

Sale of School House cor. Halsted and Twelfth sts. ..Adopted 60 

Sale of lot cor. Washington and Clinton sts. .Adopted 141 

Sale of lot cor. Washington and Clinton sts. Pub. 226 

Sale of lot cor. Washington and Clinton sts Ref. to Clerk 317 

Sale of lot cor. Washington and Clinton sts Tabled temp. 385 

Sale of lot cor. Washington and Clinton sts Adopted 366 

Sale of lot cor. Franklin and Washington sts. Adopted 477 

Sale of property for delinquent tax ...Adopted 174 

Salaries of city officers, relative to..... , Adopted 103 

School Land, relative to cancellation of leases of Recommitted 80 

School Land, relative to rebates on Adopted 129 

School Land, relative to rebates on Adopted 135 

Schools, to provide rooms for. Adopted 197 

School House cor. Third ave. and. Harrison st Adopted 128 

School House on Third ave. ..Adopted 286 

Sewer in North Franklin st B. P. W. 494 

Sewer in Loomis st B. P. W. 418 

Sewer in McGregor st ...B. P. W. 429 

Sewerage system, relative to Adopted 430 

Sidewalk, relative to repair of, on Adams st Adopted 281 

Sidewalk on Bauwan st .Adopted 509 

Sidewalk on Blue Island ave .Adopted 418 

Sidewalks in burnt district Adopted 106 

Sidewalk on Chicago ave „ Adopted 222 

Sidewalk on Clark st Adopted 106 

Sidewalk on N. Clark st .Adopted 104 

Sidewalk on Division st Adopted 154 

Sidev/alk on Douglas place. Adopted 241 

Sidewalk on Fifth ave. Adopted 494 

Sidewalk on Fifth ave B. P. W. 509 

Sidewalk on Fifth ave. Adopted 175 

Sidewalk on Fisk st ...Adopted 493 

Sidewalk, foruse of, cor. Fulton and Union sts Pub. 483 

Sidewalk on Grove st. B. P. W. 442 

Sidewalk on Hinsdale st Adopted .504 

Sidewalk on Hurlbut st. Adopted 242 

Sidewalk Inspectors, f or B. P. W. to retain... Adopted 282 

Sidewalk on Madison st. Adopted 406 

Sidewalk on Monroe st Adopted 418 

Sidewalks in the North Division ..S. & A., N. D. 104 

Sidewalks in the North Division... Adopted 281 

Sidewalks in the North Division.. B. P. W. 418 

Sidewalks on streets in North Division Adopted 266 

Sidewalks on streets in North Division. Adopted 130 

Sidewalks on paved streets Adopted 175 

Sidewalk on Randolph st. ..Adopted 58 

Sidewalk on Rees st. ..Adopted 175 

Sidewalk on Robey st. Adopted 222 

Sidewalk in the Second Ward Adopted 367 

Sidewalkin the Sixth Ward. Adopted 406 

Sidewalk in the Sixth Ward Adopted 522 

Sidewalk on South Water st Adopted 405 



XLIV INDEX. 

PAGE 

Sidewalks iu the South Division B. P. W. 25 

Sidewalks in the South Division Adopted 145 

Sidewalk space on streets 100 feet wide Adopted 106 

Sidewalk on Sloan st. Adopted 358 

Sidewalk on Stewart ave Adopted 462 

Sidewalks, to construct temporary Adopted 82 

Sidewalk on Thirty-eighth st. Adopted 222 

Sidewalk on Washington st Adopted 358 

Sidewalk on Webster ave. Adopted 106 

Sidewalk on Wells st Adopted 118 

Sidewalk on Wells st. .B. P. W. 122 

Sidewalk on N. Wells st ...B. P. W. 462 

Sidewalk on Wright st. W. & P. G. 126 

Sidewalk in front and rear of Franklin and Vedder schools B. P. W. 559 

Site for Police Station on Chicago ave. ..Adopted 549 

Smoking iu Council Chamber C. R. 305 

Sprinkling improved streets ..Ref. Clerk 212 

Sprinkling improved streets... Adopted 212 

Sprinkling improved streets .Adopted 222 

Sprinkling improved streets . Reconsidered 244 

Streetcars, manner of constructing Adopted 430 

Street ends, authority for leasing of Adopted 222 

Street ends, relative to leasing^ of ...Tabled temp. 604 

Street improvements in the Eighth Ward Adopted 282 

Sympathy for Boston, etc Adopted 558 

Telegraph instruments at North Branch Police Station Adopted 494 

Temporary loan for sewerage... Finance 250 

Temporary loan for sewerage Pub. 275 

Temporary loan for sewerage and water Ref. Clerk 288 

Temporary loan for sewerage and water .Adopted 359 

Temporary loan for water extension Finance 497 

Temporary loan to extend water pipe Adopted 504 

Temporary school houses in North Division Adopted 122 

Test lamps, for erection of... G. L. 145 

Test lamps, for erection of Adopted 181 

Thanks to Mayor for action in relation to assault on Council chamber ..Adopted 98 

Thanks to John Summerfield... Adopted 266 

Treasury, relative to amount of money in .Finance 38 

Uniforms of Police, relative to Finance 166 

Use of streets, by building material ...Adopted 80 

Use of certain streets by C, C. & I. C. R. R. R. R- 470 

Vacation of alley, in Block 8, Brand's Addition Adopted 522 

Vacation of Legg st Adopted 604 

Viaduct over N. Water st. Adopted 22 

Viaduct on Canal St. over the C, B. & Q. R. R. S. & A., W. D. 37 

Viaduct on Rush st. Adopted 287 

Viaduct on Canal st S. & A., W. D. 497 

Viaduct on Canal St. ....Adopted 470 

Viaduct, directing- the C. & P. R. R. to erect on North ave. Adopted 498 

Wards, to divide into election districts . Adopted 462 

Water on Astor st. ...Adopted 242 

Water in the West Division Adopted 352 

Water on Hastings st. B. P. W. 422 

Water on Main st. B. P. W. 560 

Water on Milwaukee ave. Adopted 166 

Water on O'Connor st ..Adopted 186 

Water on Twenty-ninth st . B. P. W. 537 

Water supply, relative to Adopted 242 

Widening North State st., relative to... Pub. 261 

Widening North State st., relative to... Adopted 293 



SCHOOL AGENT. 

Q,uarterly report from October 1st, 1871, to January 1st, 1872.. Filed 39 

Quarterly report from October 1st, 1871, to January Ist, 1872 Filed 43 

Quarterly report from January 1st, 1872, to April 1st, 1872 Filed 186 

Quarterly report from April 1st, 1872, to July let, 1872 : -Filed 373 



SELECT COMMITTEES. 

Aid and Relief Society, on complaints against Pub. 155 

Aid and Relief Society, oncomplaints against Filed 195 

Dividing Wards into election districts... Pub. 475 

Establishing fire limits, on F- & W. 27 

Establishing fire limi's. on ordinance relative to Con. m 83 

Healy Slough, on petition to fill Pub. 432 

Healy Slough, on petition to fill Tabled temp. 464 

On renumbering buildings - Pub. 575 

On ordinance changing names of streets - ..Pub. 423 

On ordinance changing names of streets ... -- Con. m 444 

On the preservation of wood . -Pub. and filed 596 



Dec. 4, 



[1871 



COMMON COUNCIL. 



I^EO-TJL^I^ DVC E E T I IsT C3- 



i>eoem:bek^ 4tii, is^i. 



OFFICIAL REPORT, 

President Holden called the Council to order, and 
introduced. His Honor, Mayor Mason, wlio ad- 
dressed the Council as follows: 

Mb. President and Gentlemen of the Com- 
mon Council: We have met together to turnover 
to those whom the people have elected as our suc- 
cessors, the cares, the responsibilities, and the 
duties of official position. We extend to those who 
are about to take our places a hearty welcome, and 
express our conviction that each and all of them 
are well worthy of the confidence which has been 
placed in them by their constituents. To you, 
gentlemen of the Common Council, I tender thanks 
for the kindness, courtesy, and respect which you 
have always extended to me, both in social and 
official intercourse. That the Mayor and the Coun- 
cil should sometimes'differ in opinion is inevitable; 
but it is hoped and believed that nothing has oc- 
curred which has left behind it any bitterness 
of feeling. I congratulate those who are to suc- 
ceed us that they are about to be relieved, by Legis- 
tive action, from many of the difficulties which 
have surrounded us. The bill referred to, known 
as the "Mayor's bill.'" not only restores to the 
Mayor the powers which unwise legislation has 
taken from him, but also restores to the Council 
that control over the heads of the departments and 
over our city government, of which the same un- 
wise legislation has deprived it. It is really a bill 
to restore the Mayor and the Council to their 
proper functions in the city government. 

The appalling calamity which has befallen our 
city made it necessary for the Mayor to assume re- 
sponsibilities entirely unexpected and unprece- 
dented. His sole object and aim was to secure 
means that would be the most eft'ectual, and the 
soonest available, to meet the emergency, and, it is 
believed, this was done without lowering the dig- 
nity of his office or abrogatinf^ any of its powers. 
Our great misfortune has called forth universal sym- 
pathy and aid from almost every city and town in 
our own land, and to a large extent in foreign 
lands. And, to show our wants, it is simply neces- 
sary to state that some 15,000 families are being 
aided, more or less, at the present time. But all 
are sheltered, and their most pressing wants are 
being supplied. 

All of tlie funds which have been sent here for 
the relief of our suflering citizens have been 
turned over to the Chicago Aid and Relief Society, 
who are operating under a charter from our State, 
and have had ten years' experience in aiding the 



poor and destitute of our city. This Society is 
composed of some of our best and most 
reliable citizens, and it is confidently believed 
that the expenditure of this world-wide 
bounty will be more judiciously done, and accom- 
plish more good, than under any other organiza- 
tion, and that all will be satisfactorily accounted 
for. Our citizens will not soon forget the great exer- 
tions mae^ic by the Aldermen and other city officers, 
and that is now being made by the Chicago Aid and 
Relief Society, to give shelter and food to the tens 
of thousands of suff"erers by the late fire, and I ten- 
der to each and all of you my thanks for the coun- 
sel and assistance rendered to the Mayor at that 
trying time. 

The distinguished gentleman, Hon. Joseph Me- 
dill, who will assume the office of Mayor this even- 
ing, has for many years been a resident of Chicago; 
identified with its interests, of well-known ability, 
and he takes the position by \irtue of a large ma- 
jority vote of his fellow-citizens. Gr^eatand impor- 
tant interests for the good of our city and the wel- 
fare of its citizens are entrusted to the Mayor and 
Common Council, and I heartily wish them great 
success in the performance of the arduous and re- 
sponsible duties which will devolve upon them. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the remarks of His 
Honor be published and spread upon the records. 

The motion prevailed. 

The presiding officer. Aid. Holden, addressed the 
Council as follows : 

Gentlemen of the Common Council: Twelve 
months this night have passed since you, by your 
voice and votes, selected me to preside over your 
dc^liberations for the then ensuing year. How well 
I have performed that duty is best known to your- 
selves. Certain it is, I have tried to perform that 
duty impartially and with fidelity to you and all of 
our citizens, whom you represent. 

The duties devolved upon the presiding officer of 
this Council arc onerous, the office itself bcinfl[ 
second only to that of the Mayor within the gift of 
our municipality. 

Gentlemen, this Council is now ended, and we soon 
shall part officially with each other forever. To 
the outgoing members I would wish them every 
success in any undertaking they may engage in; 
and to the members holding^ over I would especial- 
ly request that they give the same cor- 
dial support to the incoming Presi- 
dent of the Council, whoever he may 
be, that has been so generously accorded to mo 
in the past year. The duties of this office and of 
the Council the next year will be most trying and 



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vexatious. The heart of our city has reoently been 
consumed by fire. This has again to be rebuilt, 
and upon a scale surpassing in grandeur 
and stability the former Chicago. 

Some hard things have been said of the Council now 
about to expire, and I have this to say in regard to 
this matter: The Council of 18T0 and 1871 may 
have erred at times, but I will say that the legisla- 
tion of the Council of 1871 will compare favorably 
with that of any of its predecessors in the last de- 
cade. There has been no measure of extravagance 
passed, the treasury has been closely guarded, and 
the rights of our people closely maintained. You, 
gentlemen, have served your constituency faithful- 
ly and well. 

One word more and I am through. I have 
specially the request of the old members holding 
over and of the new members just entering upon 
their duties in the Council to give to the incoming 
President, whoever that gentleman may be, every 
support within their power; also to give to the 
Hon. Joseph Medill, our Mayor, every encourage- 
ment to aid him with the most difficult task now 
before him, to the end that Chicago may be re- 
built, her finances carefully guarded and protected, 
and her good credit at home and abroad fully main- 
tained and assured. 

With these remarks, and thanking most sincerely 
the officers of the various departments of our City 
Government for their cordial support of the Coun- 
cil and its acts, and thanking each and every one of 
you, members of the Council, for your many acts 
of kindness to me, all of which I shall remember 
with pleasure in the memorable year 1871 so long 
as I live. Again I thank you. 

The Clerk called the roll, and the following Alder- 
men answered to their names : 

Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, Mc- 
Genniss, Thompson, McAvoy, Daggy, btone, 
Schmitz, Tracey, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, dow- 
ry, Bateham, Powell, Holden. Bond, Glade, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleve- 
land, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaflfner, 
Leugacher. McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, 
BugfSe, Woodman. 

The Clerk announced that all the Aldermen pres- 
ent had been sworn, and subscribed to the oath 
firescribed by the Constitution of the State of 
lliuois as provided by the City Charter. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the Council do now pro- 
ceed to elect a Presiding Officer for the ensuing 
year. 

Aid. McGrath moved as an amendment that the 
election be by ballot. 

AJd. Dixon accepted the amendment, and the 
motion as amended prevailed. 

Aid. Gill nominated for Presiding Officer of the 
Council Aid. Peter Daggy. 

Aid. Holden nominated Aid. J. H. McAvoy. 

The Clerk appointed Aid. Bowen, Buehler and 
Woodman as tellers . 

The Council then proceeded to a ballot, with the 
following result: 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary to a choice 21 

Aid. Daggy received 20 

Aid. McAv oy received 20 

There being no choice the Council proceeded to 
a second ballot, with the following result: 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary to a choice 21 

Aid. Daggy received 20 

Aid. McAvoy received 20 

There being no choice, the Council procee led to 
a third ballot, vdth the following result: 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary to a choice 21 

Aid. Daggy received 19 

Aid. McAvoy received 21 

Aid. McGrath moved that Aid. McAvoy be de- 
clared duly elected Presiding Officer for the ensu- 
ing year. 

The motion prevailed, 



Aid. SchaflFner moved that the Clerk appoint a 
committee of three to conduct Aid. McAvoy to the 
chair. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk appointed as such committee Aid. 
Schafiher, Thompson and Daggy. 

Aid. McAvoy, on taking the chair, addressed the 
Council as follows: 

Gentlemen op the Common Council: Thig is 
an honor that I hardly expected, but I return you 
my sin (ere thanks for the compliment which you 
h ;ve paid me this night in electing me to be the 
pi'esiding officer of the Common Council for the 
coming year. The position of President of this 
body is one of a very trying character, a- all of you 
must k;iow, particularly those who have been old 
members of the Council, and witnessed our de- 
liberations for the past two years; but I trust, 
gentlemen, with your kind indulgence, I shall suc- 
ceed in discharging its duties acceptably to you 
and to the public. The responsibilities resting 
upon the Common Council for the ensuing year 
are of great magnitude. There orobably never 
was a year in the history of our city when 
more will be expected of this public body 
than during the next year, or two years. 
Chicago was the pride of every citizen, and the 
envy of every other city in the United States. Its 
rapid growth in population and wealth made it the 
fourth city in the Union within the short period of 
half a century. Within two months all that mag- 
nificent business portion of our city has been laid 
in I'uins. Our public buildings, our engine houses, 
and our business blocks are all in ashes to-day, and 
the people look to the Common Council of this 
city to bear no insignificant part in restoring the city 
to its former position. Gentlemen, I do not intend 
making a speech upon this occasion, but I trust, if 
I shall err in my decisions or my rulings while Presi- 
dent of this body, you will not attribute it to any 
intention, but to an error in judgment and not of 
the heart. I return you again my sincere thanks 
for the compliment you have shown me in electing 
me to preside over you for the next municipal 
i year, and I now await your pleasure. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that a committee of 
three be appointed by the Chair to wait upon his 
Honor Mayor Medill, and inform him that the 
Council is organized, and ready to receive any com- 
munication he may have to present. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair appointed as such committee Aid. 
Knickerbocker, Gill, and Woodman. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the rules and order of 
business of the last Council be temporarily adopted 
by this Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

His Honor Mayor Medill here appeared, and pre- 
sented the following inaugural message : 

M.A.yOR MEDILL'S INAUGURAL. 

Mr. President and Gentlemen op the Com- 
mon CoirxciL: The very brief period that has in- 
tervened since receiving notification of my election, 
renders it impossible to furnish your honorable 
body with specific information on some subjects, or 
to make recommendations on others that require 
it. But as I become more familiar with the duties 
and business of the office, additional information 
will be transmitted from time to time, as the char- 
ter contemplates. 

I have been called to the head of the City Gov- 
ernment under extraordinary circumstances. A 
few weeks ago our fair city, reposing in fancied se- 
curity, received a fearfully tragic visititation from 
fire, which, in a few brief but awful hours, reduced 
a large portion thereof to ashes, cinders and smoke, 
consuming one grand division, leaving but a frag- 
ment of another, and inflicting an ugly 
wound on the third. In a single night 
and day 125,000 of our people 

were expelled from their homes and compelled to 
flee for their lives into the streets, commons, or 
lake, to avoid perishing in the flames. Many lost 



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their lives from heat, siiflfocation, or falling walls — 
how many may never be known; and the multitudes 
who escaped were fain to seek shelter and food at 
the hand of charity. The greater part of our citi- 
zens, not burned out of their homes, lost their 
stores, shops, offices, stocks of goods, implements, 
books, accounts, papers, vouchers, business, or sit- 
uations, and it is difficult to find any citizen who 
has not sufl'ered directly by that fearful conflagra- 
tion. Of the total property in Chicara created by 
labor and capital, existing on the 8th of October, 
more than half perished on the 9th. The money 
value of the property thus suddenly annihilated, it 
is impossible accurately to ascertain, but it can hard- 
ly fall short of one hundred and fifty miUions of dol- 
lars, a comparatively small part of which 
will be reimbursed by insurance companies. 
Such a tremendous loss cannot befall the people at 
large without seriously aft'ecting their municipal 
afl'airs. The city, as a corporation, has lost in pro- 
perty and income precisely in the same proportion 
as have individuals in the aggregate. The munici- 
pal government has no income except what it de- 
rives from the citizens of Chicago in the form of 
taxes, licenses, and rents, or obtains on their 
credit; and to the extent that their property and 
business are diminished by the terrible misfortune 
that has smitten them, so is the revenue of the city 
diminished; and, as our citizens are retrenching 
expenses to meet the exigencies and keep within 
their means, so must the municipal government do 
likewise. 

FINANCIAL CONDITION OF THE CITY. 

Heavy as the blow has been that has struck us, 
I am not discouraged. Our municipal losses, like 
those of the citizens, will soon be repaired, 
and by judicious management of our city aftairs, 
the people will soon recover from their losses, and 
thus be able, in a short time, to bear the burdens of 
taxation without oppression. I shall proceed to 
state, in brief form, the present fiscal condition of 
the citj'', as I gather it from official sources : 

Bonded debt Dec. 1, 1871 |;14,103.000 

From this maybe deducted bonds held in the 

sinking fund 557,000 

Outstanding bonds $13,546,000 

This debt is composed of the following items: 

Funded debt— old issues $ 342,000 

Funded debt— new issues 2,192,500 

School bonds. 1,119,500 

School construction bonds 53,000 

Sewerage bonds 2,680,000 

Canal-deepening bonds 2,896,000 

Water bonds 4,820,000 

In addition to the bonded debt, it is officially re- 
ported to me that there is a floating debt consisting 
of: 

Certificates of indebtedness $138,707 

Unsettled claims for deepening the canal, 
in excess of the $3,000,000 authorized by 

law 253,000 

Current expenses for November 250,000 

Tunnel balance, and other items 45,000 

Total, about $686,707 

The Comptroller estimates the general expenses 
for the remainder of the fiscal year at $1,141,000. 

There stands to the credit of various special funds 
the following unexpended balances : 

Water fund, from sale of bonds $897,262 

School building, from sale of bonds 148,152 

Special assessment, collected 435,467 

Bridewell fund 45,451 

Reform School fund 30,000 

Total $1,556,333 

From these funds the City Government 
has temporarily drawn, for payment of 
current expenses, to be replaced when 
needed $1,144,186 

Balance on hand Dec. 1, 1871 $ 412,152 

The Common Council, at a late meeting, appro- 
priated $140,000 of the Water Fund for repairs of 



the Water W^orks and extensions of mains, which, 
when expended, will reduce the Water Fund to 
$757,262. 

By the former mode of doing business with the 
banks, nothing was paid by them to the city on 
its deposits, while high rates of interest were 
paid by the city for temporary accommodations— 
the money loaned actually being the city's own 
funds. The interest thus absurdly paid amounted 
to a very large item in the annual expenditure of 
the city. 

A BAD PRACTICE WHICH SHOULD BE RE- 
FORMED. 

From time immemorial it has been the practice 
of the municipal government to anticipate its reve- 
nues from nine to twelve months before they are 
received, a practice which I unqualifiedly condemn 
as imprudent and improper, and which, I trust, 
will be reformed at an early date. The city taxes 
are collected in the spring, but as fast as they are 
paid in they are needed for the liquidation of float- 
ing debt and accumulated claims, and when these 
are settled and receipted for, the year's taxes are 
exhausted, and for the residue of the fiscal year the 
government is supported by borrowing from spe- 
cial funds, or the banks, by issuing certificates of 
indebtedness, or resorting to other financial de- 
vices. This is all wrong. There should always 
be in the Treasury a sufficiently large balance 
to meet current expenses. Thei'c yet re- 
main four months of tliis fiscal year, and 
during that time very little revenue will be 
coming into the Treasury from taxation, rents, or 
licenses, and consequently, the city must borrow 
from the banks, or others, to defray current ex- 
penses, until it can repay from the annual taxes. 
But for 

THE TIMELY ASSISTANCE RENDERED BY 

THE STATE. 

the City Treasury would be greatly embarrassed to 
meet the demands that would necessarily be made 
upon it during the next two years. The loss of 
public property by the fire was quite serious; add 
to this tne heavy reduction of revenue from taxes 
and water rents caused by the fire, and the prohibi- 
tion in the Constitution to increase the city debt, 
and the three things combined would leave the city 
in a dilemma, had it not been for the State stepping 
promptly forward and restoring to the city the 
money it had advanced to the State for the comple- 
tion of the Illinois and Michigan canal. The State 
had reserved to itself the right to do this in the 
original contract with the city. The canal 
is now in the complete possession 
of the State, free of all incumbrances, 
and sure to yield a handsome revenue hereafter; 
w^hile the proceeds of the mortgage lien will enable 
the city to rebuild its destroyed bridges, school 
houses and other structures ; to maintain its credit 
and support its government until the crisis is past 
The timely relief thus rendered will materially 
quicken the restoration of our city to its formet 
tax-paying power, when it can reward the State for 
its favor by large contributions to its treasury. The 
lively gratitude of Chicago will ever be due to the 
Governor and General Assembly, and their con- 
stituents, for their kind action in the premises. 

The sum the State has engaged to pay for the re- 
lease of the city's mortgage on the canal is $2,955,- 
340, of which has already been received $105,000, 
and I am assured we can depend upon $645,000 
more in time for the pajmaent of the January inter- 
est on the city debt, as follows: 

State 6 per cent, bonds $250,000 

Canal tolls 60,000 

Illinois Central tax 210,000 

Funds in State Treasury 125,000 

Total $645,000 

INTERBST COMrNQ DUB. 

The amount of interest to pay January 1, 1872, is 
$486,610, less the interest on the sinking fund 



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bonds, which the Council may, and, I think, Bhould, 
order cancelled. The remainder of the money, 
about $159,000, will be needed to pay bridge-builders 
and fire and police force. 

On the 1st of July next wc may look for $210,000 
from the Illinois Central tax, to apply on the July 
interest of the city debt; and from September to 
December, 1872, proceeds of the one and one-half 
mill tax, which will yield $7.50.000; also, January 
1, 1873, $210,000 from the Illinois Central tax, and, 
perhaps, $75,000 from the tolls of the canal, making 
a total during 1872 of $1,245,000. This will still 
leave to be received in 1873, including interest, 
something more than $1,000,000. By the end of 
that time we can reasonably hope that the city will 
h.ave so far recovered from all its immense losses as 
to need no more exterior assistance, but be able to 
meet, from taxation, all dues and demands that 
imay be brought against it. 

BEDEMPTION OF BONDS. 

The only portion of the funded debt that matures 
In 1872, is the small amoimt of $39,000; 7 per cent, 
bonds, due Dec. 1, 1872. Only $5,000 of sinking 
fund bonds, I am informed by the Comptroller, are 
required to be purchased within the next year; and 
only $50,000 of bonds fall due in 1873; $97,000 in 
1874; $100,000 in 1875, and $95,000 in 1876, all 6 per 
cents. Hence, so far as regards the redemption of 
bonded debts, there is nothing connected therewith 
to occasion more than a passing thought. 

MUNICIPAL LOSSES BY THE FIRE. 

As near as I can ascertain, the loss of city prop- 
erty by the fire, as estimated by the different 
boards, is as follows: 

IN CAKK OF BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

City Hall, including furniture $ 470,000 

Bridges burned 171,000 

Damage to street pavements 270,000 

Damage to sidewalks and crossings, paya- 
ble out of general fund 70,000 

Damage to Water Works 35,000 

Damage to lamp-posts 15,000 

Damage to fire hydrants, reservoirs, sew- 
ers, water service, etc 60,000 

Total $1,085,000 

To this must be added 121 3-4 miles of sidewalks 

destroyed (the replacement of which should be by 

special assessment) valued at $941,380. 

THE FIRE DEPARTMENT LOSS. 

Buildings worth $60,000 

Furniture 7,500 

Damage to engines 8,200 

Damage to hose 10,000 

Damage to Fire- Alarm Telegraph .. 45,000 

Total .. $130,700 

POLICE DEPARTMENT LOSS. 

BuIldingB worth $53,600 

Funiiture, fixtures, etc 32,500 

Total $86,000 

BOARD OF EDUCATION LOSS. 

Buildings, furniture, etc., worth $251,000 

Board of Health lost property worth . . . 15,000 

Total losses $1,567,800 

Add sidewalks 941,380 

Grand total $2,509,180 

All these burnt structures, machines, bridges, 
sidewalks, fixtures, and furniture must be rebuilt 
and replaced at the earliest practicable moment, as 
they are indispensable to the city and citizens. 

OTHER MUNICIPAL LOSSES BY THE FIRE. 

But the destruction of this property is not the 
only loss suffered by the corporation. The burn- 
ing of records, vouchers, books, papers, tax war- 
rants, assessment rolls, etc., will necessarily occa- 
sion much loss, confusion, and embarrassment to 



the City Government. But it is believed that a 
large part of the apparent loss of official knowledge 
and data can be supplied from other sou'Cvs. Still 
the pecuniary loss to the city will be considerabl • 
in the destruction of the evidence of delinquent 
taxes and special assessments. 

The books and papers destroyed, or saved, are re- 
ported to me as follows: 

Mayor's Office — Everything in the Mayor's office 
was destroyed by the fire, but no public records or 
documents were' kept there. 

City Comptroller's Oftice— All the records, books, 
papers, andfiles of the Comptroller's office, from 
its commencement down to the date of the fire, are 
destroyed. Fortunately for the city, the charter 
has, since 1857, required the Comptroller to publish 
an annual statement of receipts and expenditures 
and liabilities of the city, and, since 1861, to pub 
lish a monthly statement of receipts and expendi- 
tures. From the pubhshed proceedings of the Com- 
mon Council, all of which are obtainable, the general 
financial condition of the city up to September 1, 
1871. can be ascertained. The September statement, 
which was prepared and ready tor publication, was 
burnt. 

City Clerk's Office— Only the books, proceedings, 
and documents destroyed after the 15th of Septem- 
ber. All documents previous to that time m the 
vault are preserved in gooa condition, which is 
very fortunate, as they are of more value to the 
city than all the books and papers that were 
lost. 

City Treasurer's Office— All books and vouchers 
in his hands destroyed ; but the public moneys were 
deposited in bank vaults and are safe. 

Tax Commissioner's Office— All of the real estate 
assessment books for the year 1871, and all of the 
schedules of personal property are saved or re- 
stored. Also seventeen volumes of maps of the 
South and North Divisions; also thirteen vol- 
umes of maps in blank; all of the schedules of 
property as described and assessed from 1837 to 
1871 inclusive are saved. All other records of this 
office were destroyed. 

City Collector's Office— All the special assessment 
rolls and books, the general tax warrants of 1868, 
1869, and 1870, and the personal property tax, un- 
collected from the years 1883 to 1870, inclusive; also, 
all other books, memoi-anda, &c., were destroyed. 
The Collector also reports the loss of " some " ten 
thousand dollars in money, bank checks, orders on 
Treasurer, besides receipts, reports, and many other 
documents, the value of which it would be difficult 
to estimate. 

Board of Public Works— Saved all books, vouch- 
ers, &c., belonging to the bookkeeper's department, 
and also the principal books of the special assess- 
ment department; all other books and memoranda 
were destroyed. 

Board of Police and Fire — All books, records, and 
memoranda of this department are blotted out. 

Health Department— The loss of books and pa- 
pers complete. 

Police Court (S. D.)— All the books and dockets 
destroyed. 

Police Court (W. D.)- The books, dockets, &c., 
remain intact, not having been in the fire. 

Police Court (N. D.)— All the books and dockets 
destroyed. 

Board of Education— All books, records, and 
documents destroyed, except record of the proceed- 
ings of the Board. 

EXPLANATION. 

This list of destroyed records and papers may con- 
vey an exaggerated idea of the actual damage done. 
The system of keeping the city accounts was such 
that but little loss will be sustained by the city by 
reason of the destruction of the Comptroller's rec- 
ords. To illustrate: The appropriation for the 
Board of I*ublic Works is nearly one-third of the 
total annual appropriation, and, including special 
assessments, is more than half of all the money ex- 
pended on city account. The Board make out a 
voucher for an expenditure and send it to the 
Comptroller's office, keeping a duplicate in their 
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showing the expenditures of appropriations for and 
voiichers issued by the Board. The Board of Pub 
lie Works saved their books, records, vouchers, etc., 
and to this extent the records of the Comptroller's 
ofl&ce can be i-eplaced. So that it vs'ill be impossible 
for claimants to defraud the city by false claims. 

The appropriations for the Police and Fire De- 
partments', amounting to about $900,000, are largely 
made up of the pay-rolls of policemen and firemen, 
and they were paid on Saturday preceding the fire, 
except a few who were on special duty. 

The usual course of business in the Comptroller's 
office, combined with the personal recollections of 
the Comptroller and his clerks, will enable that 
office to prevent double payments, or fraudulent 
payments, and the danger of such will be over with 
when the payments for the month of November are 
completed. 

It is in the destruction of the records, rolls and 
warrants of the City Collector's office that I appre- 
hend the city will suffer the greatest loss. The City 
Collector, when an assessment is made, or a tax 
levied, receives a waiTant for its collection, gives 
the notices required by law, and reports once in 
each year, generally in March, to the court, the de- 
linquents upon all real property and special assess- 
ment accounts which come into his hands, the lat- 
ter prior to the 31st of October, and of the real 
property warrants prior to the preceding second 
Tuesday of December. 

Upon this i-eport the Court renders judgment, and 
issues a precept to the Collector to collect from the 
property against which a judgment is rendered in 
favor of the city, the amount of the tax or assess- 
ment. It fortunately so happened that the sales 
under these precepts had been made prior to the 
fire. The property appealed, and upon which the 
appeal was perfected can be ascertained by refer- 
ring to the transcript in the Supreme Court of the 
State. Some of the appeals prayed for were not 
perfected. In these cases it may be difficult to 
establish the proof of the facts, as the court records 
were all destroyed. Some injunctions were also 
pending, the records of which were destroyed. 

All the personal property tax warrants were de- 
stroyed; upon these warrants no judgment of the 
court is obtained. The amount of uncollected per- 
sonal taxes for 1870 I have not learned, but the sum 
was doubtless considerable. The Comptroller's last 
report shows that there were delinquencies on 
which judgment had been obtained, amounting 
as follows: 

General tax warrant for 1867 $19.3,825 

General tax warrant for 1868 101,580 

General tax warrant for 1869 221,427 

Uucollected April 1, 1871 $426,832 

The prospect of hereafter collecting much of 
these taxes is not very flattering, to say the least. 
Much of the property itself has been destroyed by 
the fire. 

All special assessment warrants issued since 
October 31, 1870, were destroyed; and, what is 
worse, but very little had been collected on these 
wai-rants . I suggest to yoiir honorable body that 
it would be advisable to repeal those assessments, 
refund the moneys collected, if any, and make a 
nev^ assessment, if, indeed, it be possible hereafter 
to make any assessments which can be collected, 
under the recent decisions of the reconstructed 
Supreme Court, to which I refer elsewhere. At all 
events, the first step, in my opinion, that should 
be taken by the Common Council is to repeal all 
these assessments, for no further collection is 
possible as the matter now stands. 

BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS EXPENDITURES. 

The expenditures of the Board of Public Works 
from April 1, 1870, to April 1, 1871, were as follows: 

Prom direct taxes $1,335,017 

Special assessments 2,225,873 

From the sale of bonds for— 

Water fund $1,123,103 

. Sewerage fund 851,648 

City Bridewell fund 50,674 

City Hallfund 121,994 

LaSaUe street tunnel ftmd 334,226 



Canal deepening fund 1,293,648 

Total from sale of bonds 3,664,297 

Total expenditure $7,325,187 

From April 1, 1871, to December 1, 1871, being 
eight months of the present fiscal year: 

From direct taxes $1,127,450 

From special assessments 1,654,518 

From proceeds of bonds for canal, sewer- 
age, water, tunnel, etc 1,713,719 

Total since April last .$4,495,687 

As before stated, the Comptroller estimates the 
amount of money required for the remainder of the 
fiscal year at $1,141,000, to be supplied by taxation. 
This does not include expenses on account of Water 
Works, special assessments, or any funds in credit 
from the sale of bonds. 

TAXES COMING DUE. 

The Comptroller also estimates the amount of 
I taxes that will be due under the present assess- 
i ment, after making rebate for loss of property by 
I fire, at ,$2,282,000, from which considerable deduc- 
I tions must be made for delinquencies and resist- 
ance of payment. A class of property-holders 
have acquired the bad habit of contesting in the 
I courts the payment of all taxes, and harassing the 
I city with appeals, injunctions, and other litigous 
! devices, based on alleged informalities in assess- 
i ment or judgment, whereby the city is defrauded 
i out of large sums of money justly due it. It is no 
i longer safe to reckon on an estimated amount of 
' revenue from a given valuation of property and 
I per cent, of taxation. Some remedy must be de- 
vised to correct this growing evil, which is nurtured 
j and spread by a class of special-pleading, technical 
i attorneys, said to be compensated by contingent 
' fees, and who meet with remarkable favor in the 
j courts, especially of late, in the work of sapping 
I and mining the revenues of the city. 

i NO MORE SPECIAl, ASSESSMENTS. 

i In this survey of the present condition of our 
i municipal government, I have not included one 
'■ very im.portant matter. I refer to the system of 
making improvements by special assessments on 
i the property benefited. This system is as old as 
' the city itself, and under it the money has been 
' procured for opening and widening of streets and 
alleys, and improving streets, and building side- 
walks, to the extent of many hundred miles. 
How many millions of dollars have been raised by 
special assessment and expended under the direc- 
tion of the Board of Public Works for these objects, 
I am not prepared to state, but it must exceed 
twenty millions. 

But the Supreme Court of the State, since its 
re-organization under the New Constitution, has 
made decisions overruling all its former decisions, 
which, carried to their ultimate sequences, work 
a perfect revolution in the system of special 
assessments, and indeed overthrow them totally. 
The Corporation Counsel gives it as his opinion 
that these late decisions of the Supreme Court 
have so unsettled the law of assessments 
as to render it impossible for the city to continue 
its improvements under the present charter, unless 
it is desired that the cost hereafter of all street 
openings, widenings, or improvements and side- 
walk building shall be paid by ^general taxation. 
The Court has so construed the law that there 
seems to be no possible way of making a special 
assessment to pay the cost of an iraprovemenc, that 
may not be defeated by any interested party who 
resists payment. The worst feature of these revo- 
lutionary decisions is the predicament in which 
they place either the City Government or the con- 
tractors for work already done but not pjiid for. 
There is not far from a million of dollars due to 
contractors for work done and mattn-ials furnished, 
under the provisions of the charter authorizing 
special assessments, and these claimants are already 
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due them from the persons whose property re- 
ceived the special benefit from the improve- 
ments. I have a list of uncollected assessments 
which foots up the large sum of ^790,164. 11. Of this 
amount, all except $262,449.58, is pending in the 
courts, either by injunction or an appeal to the Su- 
preme Court, principally to the latter. Some now 
on appeal are reassessments, amounting, perhaps, 
to $150,000. This, added to the $262,449, makes the 
sum about $412,449, which have been decided ad- 
versely to the city, on the application for judgment 
upon the original or first assessment. If the 
" Beygeh " decision is adhered to by the court, this 
amount will be lost, either by the city or the con- 
tractors, and this will be only the first instalment of 
the losses that will fall on the city or contractors. 

A brief statement of the points decided by the 
court will convince your honorable body that I have 
not magnified or over-stated the grave consequences 
that must flow from the change of views held by 
that court. 

In the recent case of Rich vs The City, the Court 
has decided that the finding of the Appraisement 
Commissioners is not conclusive, but that it is only 
a means devised by the Le^slature to get parties 
into Court; and that upon the application for judg- 
ment, a party objecting to judgment may show that 
he is assessed too much for benefits; that he is not 
allowed enough damages for the property con- 
demned; in fact, that he may show anything mer- 
itorious or technical which tends to show that the 
assessment ought not to be collected from him. 

The Court also now holds that the objector is 
entitled to a jury trial, and, of course, a right of 
appeal from its verdict to the Supreme Court, thus 
entailing endless litigation and delay on the city. 
The Rich case was upon a condemnation proceed- 
ing, to wit : widening Michigan avenue. 

Following the Rich case, the Supreme Court have 
decided the cases of Creote vs. City, Rae vs. City, 
and one or two others, afiirming those named in 
which the I'ule laid down in the Rich 
case is applied to the improvement of streets, 
except that the Court has not decided 
that the 'objector in an improvement proceeding 
is entitled to a jury trial, leaving that point still 
open. 

The charter requires that an assessment shall be 
made for benefits and in the proportion of benefits 
conferred. But there happens to be no provision 
in the charter which directs the Coui't, if it finds 
that the party is assessed too high, or not enough. 
to recast the assessment and have the proportion 
maintained ; but the eflect of these late decisions is, 
that if the assessment upon one lot is defeated, the 
whole assessment necessarily falls. Even if the 
Court should modify their opinion so as to hold 
that the assessment is defeated only as to the party 
succeeding in sustaining his objections, it will leave 
the city in an unenviable position as to its assess- 
ments. In the determination of the question of 
benefits there will be no fixed rule or basis to act 
upon. It will be impossible for any Commissioners 
to assign benefits that the Judge and jury will agree 
with as to each and every amount assessed or valu- 
ation made. 

In September last the Supreme Court, under its 
new organization, delivered another opinion— not 
yet published— which seems to knock the last prop 
from under the city in regard to making special as- 
sessments. It is the case of Beygeh vs. City, in 
which the two former decisions of that Court, in 
the Ward and Laflin cases, are directly overruled 
and reversed. The Court now holds that if the first 
assessment is invalid for any reason, technical or 
otherwise, no new or re-assessment can be made. 
A petition for a rehearing was made in both the Rich 
and Beygeh cases, and granted in the Rich, but not 
yet in the Beygeh case. 

The same Court, last September, in the case of 
the City vs. Norton, I am informed, made a decision 
that the city was liaJble for a part of the assessment 
assessed upon property not liable by law to be 
assessed, and used language intimating a general 
liability of the city to the contractor for afl work 
done, including special assessment work. 

It is the intimation in this last decision that has 
caused the contractors to threaten suit against the 



city for special assessment work. The court seems 
to place the city in this dilemma: By reversing ita 
former decisions it renders it impossible for the 
city to make a valid assessment that will stand its 
fire, and then intimates that the contractor may 
collect his claim from the city, because the assess- 
ment was not properly made ! 

The liability of the city to contractors is thuo 
stated in Section 17, Chap. 6, of the charter: "Any 
person taking contracts with the city, and who 
agrees to be paid from special assessments, shall 
have no claim or lien upon the city in any event, 
except from the collections of the special assess- 
ments made for work contracted for; and no work 
to be paid for by a special assessment, shall be let 
1 except to a contractor, or contractors, who will so 

agree." 
j This language of the law seems to be plain, ex- 
plicit and peremptory, but the contractors expect 
to circumvent it under the new doctrine laid down 
by the court, and that, too, in the face of their own 
written contracts, in which " they agree to make no 
! claim against the city on account of special assess- 
I ment, except from the collections of the same ac- 
I cording to Section 17, Chapter 6, of the revised 
I charter of said city. " 

i In view of these recent decisions, the only safe 
j recommendation I can make to your honorable 
j body is, to direct all contracts revoked involving 
j special assessments, and to recall all warrants out- 
; standing for the collection of special assessments, 
I and to put a stop at once to all improvements being 
I made on account of such assessments. Let us 
I ascertain to a certainty the exact liability of the 
I city in all condemnation proceedings for the widen- 
' ing, extending, or improving of streets, alleys, and 
j sidewalks. No other course is safe or justifiable at 
1 this time, in the face of the recent and unlooked- 
for decisions of the Supreme Court. 

! WHAT PROPERTY OWNERS MUST DO. 

When the property-owners hei'eafter desire to 
have new streets laid out, or streets extended or 
widened, or graded, macadamized, or block- 
paved, let them be required to enter into an agree- 

; ment with the city, waiving riglit of appeal, stay of 

, judgment, or any claim on the city for damages in 

' connection with such improvements. Require 
them also to make contracts, directly, with the con- 

' tractors for the work to be done and materials 
furnished for impi-oving their streets, alleys, and 

; sidewalks, in order that the contractors shall have 
no pretence of claim against the city for work done 

! for the special benefit of individuals. 

I There are no funds in the Treasury now, nor 

j likely to be for a long time, with which to pay for 
street extensions or widenings, or pavings, and the 

! city is prohibited from borrowing money and adding 
to the municipal debt, for these or any other pur- 

{ poses. It will be all the city can possibly do, to 
keep the present improved streets in repair and 

! clean all the streets in this wide-spread city. 

I RETRENCHMENT AND ECONOMY THE ORDER 
j OF THE DAY. 

' The lavish expenditure heretofore indulged in by 
the Board of Public Works, Board of Education, 
I and other departments must be peremptorily termi- 
: nated from the sheer force of necessity, if nothing 
; else. The two or three millions a year obtained 
from the sale of bonds, and added to the city debt, 
I which was the pleasant practice, is forbidden in the 
! future by the new Constitution; and the two or 
i three millions annually obtained from special as- 
i sessments is prohibited by the Supreme Court. The 
I only remaining source of revenue (with the excep- 
tion of rents, licenses and the canal lien money) is 
1 from direct taxation on property according to valu- 
i ation. The time has now come for the mtroduc- 
! tion of a rigid system of retrenchment in all branch- 
' es of the municipal government. The "pay as you 
; go" principle must now be adopted and adhered 
to. 

There is nothing that will aff"ord such financial 
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is our surest resonrce, and better than any credit ; 
we can draw upon it to a remarkable extent. When 
we borrow we must repay with interest, but when 
we save an expense there is no debt created, and 
neither principal or interest to provide for. 

The iire-fiend came like a thief in the night and 
eaught our municipal government living in excess 
of its income, with a loose discipline in some de- 
partments, ineflSciency in others, and extrava- 
gance in all. It will be no easy mat- 
ter to reform the luxurious tastes 
and expensive habits of the past, or to enforce in 
the future, close economy upon independent boards 
accountable in effect to nobody, and accustomed to 
have the use of all the money they desired. But 
the Common Council has some power left under our 
singular charter, -to hold the purse-strings and im- 
pose restrictions and limitations on expenditures, 
and to force down the cost of supporting a munici- 
pal government within the tax-paying ability of our 
crippled people, and I pledge myself to aid you in 
this duty to the full extent of the small fragment of 
executive power left in the hands of the Afayor un- 
der our peculiar charter. 

DISCHAKGE OF OFFICE-HOLDERS AND RE- 
DUCTION OF SALARIES. 

There should be, in my opinion, a complete over- 
hauling of all expenditures in all the departments 
of the city, with a view of ascertaining wherein and 
to what extent reductions can be made. I am per- 
suaded that the services of hundreds of persons 
now on the pay-rolls can be dispensed with and 
their salaries saved to the Treasury; and that a mul- 
titude of expenses can be lopped off without detri- 
ment to the public interests. 

This is no time for the city to support super- 
numeraries or retain sinecures, or keep on its 
pay-rolls more employees than it has work for, 
when 75,000 of our worthy and industrious citizens 
are burnt out of house and business, wintering in 
sheds and barracks erected by the money of 
strangers, and subsisting on the charities of sympa- 
thizers, and when the ability to pay taxes is limited 
to the remnants of property undevoured by the 
fire. 

INVESTIGATION SUGGESTED. 

In view of the existing state of things, I recom- 
mend the appointment of a special committee, 
whose duty it shall be to make a searching in- 
vestigation into the details of the municipal ser- 
vice, for the purpose of ascertaining where it is 
possible to retrench expenses; and, in this con- 
nection, I would suggest the advisability of re- 
ducing all salaries over which the charter gives 
you control, to the extent of about 20 per cent., 
for the period of one year. I am of the opinion 
that the members of the different boards, ap- 
preciating its necessity, will cheerfully co- 
operate in making the proposed reduction, which 
would save the Treasury at least half a million of 
dollars. 

If I comprehend the meaning of the recent mu- 
nicipal election, one of its chief purposes was to 
secure the reforms and economies which I have 
named, and the people will be bitterly disap- 
pointed and indignant if they are not fairly car- 
ried out. 

MUNICIPAL, CORRUPTIONS. 

For several years past good men have witnessed 
with grave apprehensions the alarming deteriora- 
tion of integrity in municipal administration, and 
a feeling of despondency and almost despair 
came over them. Honesty seemed to have de- 
parted from the majority of those holding places 
of trust or honor. In some cities knavish combi- 
nations of unscrupulous partisans had seized 
upon the municipal government by foul and cor- 
rupt means, and then rioted in profligate expendi- 
ture. Taxes increased alarmingly. Municipal 
indebtedness swelled frightfully. The earnings of 
the people were rapidly transferred to the posses- 
sion of the rulers, and their property was being 



hopelessly mortgaged at the same time. The disper- 
ate, vicious and cnminal classes were placed on the 
city pay-rolls,and sinecure offices for satellites vrere 
created by the thousand. Such, at least, has beeu 
the experience of the commercial emporium of the 
nation. The evil example of the New York muni- 
cipal rule infected, to greater or less degree, all th« 
municipal governments in the Union. Did Chicago 
wholly escape from the contamination ? Can it be 
shown by the increase of our taxation or funded 
debt? I fear not. 

But rascality, sooner or later, oversteps all 
bounds of shame, neglects to cover its tracks, and 
suddenly stands exposed and confounded by an 
indignant and plundered community. This was 
the result in New York, where the citizens, im- 
pelled by the instincts of self-preservation, arose 
en masse and overthrew their thievish rulers. A 
portion of the same tidal wave seems to have 
reached this city, and it would be well for those in- 
trusted with the imposition of taxes, and the ex- 
penditure of public money, to be admonished as 
to its warning significance . 

I sWhen the municipal rulers of a city are sober, 
upright, and honest men, and discharge their 
duties with integrity and dignity, they set an irre- 
sistible example for good before their fellow-citi- 
zens which powerfully quickens and promotes 
common honesty and fair dealing among all 
classes. A municipal government that practices 
economy and honesty encourages the same 
virtues among the masses, promotes con- 
tentment, and discourages the growing evil called 
"irregularity in accounts." If municipal heads of 
Boards want their authority respected, they must 
respect themselves, and show by their actions that 
they are worthy of the respect of their subordi- 
nates. Every official should, in honor, serve the 
j people as fairly and faithfully as he would sei've 
himself. A high-minded or honorable man en- 
trusted with office will be more scrupulously care- 
ful in handling the money of his fellow-citizens 
than in expending his own. It is the duty of the 
government of Chicago to set a good and pure ex- 
ample, not only before its own citizens, but before 
the other municipal governments of the Union. 
The perpetuity of the nation itself depends upon 
the character of the municipalities. If they break 
down by vice and dishonesty, the national edifice 
will crumble to the dust. 

COMBUSTIBLE CHARACTER OF THE CITY. 

No more important questions can engage your at- 
tention than those of the future fire limits and a re- 
liable supply of water for the extinguishment of 
fires. The first is in the nature of prevention, and 
the second of cure; and I shall briefiy discuss them 
in the order of their importance. On the 9th of 
October more than 20,000 habitations and business 
places were destroyed by fire in a single day. So 
enormous a loss of property in so incredibly short 
a space of time finds no parallel in the history of 
conflagrations. It is not difficult to explain the 
cause of this sudden and tremendous destruction of 
property. There was no other city upon the face of 
the earth where all the conditions for such a disas- 
ter could be found in equal perfection. To begin 
with, the city of Chicago is situated on the lake 
border of a boundless prairie, swept continually by 
high winds. It contained 60,000 pine-built struc- 
tures, and a few thousand of brick or stone. The 
prevailing winds of the autumn are invariably from 
the west and southwest. The solidly built parts of 
the city, and containing the most values, 
lay to the eastward of the combustible portions and 
were completely flanked and commanded by them. 
Each year the wooden parts of the city had filled up 
thicker and thicker with the most inflammable of 
all building materials, viz: pine. For miles square 
there was fittle but pine structures, pine sidewalks, 
pine planing mills, manufactures of pine aud pino 
lumber yards. 

A hot, parching, southwestern gale of many days 
duration had absorbed every particle of moisture 
from the vast aggi-egation of pine, of which the 
city was mainly constructt>d, and reduced it to the 
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in the heart of this combustible material; the furi- 
ous wind spread it quickly and swept it onward 
reeistlessly. When the storm of fire reached the 
South Branch it had acquired such strength and 
volume as to leap over it as though it were a tiny 
rivulet. It fed on the dry pine tenements on its 
Mne of march, and spreading right and left, swept 
everything before it with the besom of destruction, 
until it died out for lack of more pine to devour. 

What lesson should this cruel visitation teach us? 
Shall we regard it as one of fortuitous occurrence 
which only happens at long intervals and is beyond 
human foresight or control ? Such a conclusion 
•constitutes our great future danger. A blind, un- 
reasoning infatuation in favor of pine for outside 
walls, and pine covered with paper and tar for 
roofs, has possession of many of our people. It is 
thought to be cheaper than any other building ma- 
terial, when, in point of fact, it is the dearest stuff, 
all things consiclered, that can be used. It is short- 
lived; rots out in a few years; rapidly becomes 
shabby in appearance, and of all building sub- 
stances is the most incendiary. There is no econ- 
omy whatever in erecting tenements of pine. The 
difterence in first cost between it and brick is not to 
exceed 15 or 20 per cent., and this saving at the out- 
set is soon lost in higher rates of insurance, larger 
coD«umption of fuel, more doctors' bills, incessant 
repairs, and greater discomfort. The value of 
real property is reduced, and its advance retarded 
by the presence of unsightly, decaying, and com- 
bustible wooden structures, and the owners are 
nnable to procure loans on such property on terms 
satisfactory, either as to time, amount, or rates 
of interest. 

If we rebuild the city with this dangerous mate- 
rial, we have a moral certainty, at no distant day, 
of a recurrence of the late catastrophe. The 
chances of future destruction increase exactly in 
proportion to the multiplication of combustible 
structures on a given space. The sirocco blast 
from the southwest vieits us every year. We have 
strong winds at nearly all times from the west. All 
the conditions for great fires are, therefore, con 
etantly present in the dry season. With our pres- 
ent mode of supplying water, there is never an 
adequate quantity at the point of need to eombat 
and promptly overcome a great fire. But no sup- 
ply is sulficient to quench a fire, with twenty 
minutes' start, among thousands of tinder-box 
structures, and propelled by an autumn gale in time 
of drought. 

WHAT THE FUTURE FIRE LIMITS SHOULD 

BE. 

Can there be any doubt as to our duty in view of 
these conditions and considerations? It seems to 
me it is obvious and imperative. Those who are 
entrusted with the management of public affaii-s 
Bhould take such measures as shall render the re- 
currence of a like calamity morally impossible. 
The outside walls and the roof of every building, to 
be hereafter erected within the limits of Chicago, 
sliould be composed of materials as incombustible 
as brick, stone, iron, concrete or slate. Self-preser- 
vation is the first law of nature. So the preserva- 
tion of the city is the highest duty of its rulers. 
Except for the most temporary uses, I am unalter- 
ably opposed, from this time forward, to the erec- 
tion of a single wooden building within the limits 
of Chicago. 

The fire-limits, in my opinion, should be made 
co-extensive with the boundaries of the city, and 
when the latter are extended, so should be the 
former. There is no line that can be drawn with 
safety within those limits. 

Any inner fire-line will occasion endless discon- 
tent, and will forever be assailed and broken. 
Draw it anywhere inside of the city limits, and it 
will be continually forced inward, and shrink back 
toward its old and useless boundaries. No satis- 
factory or logical reason can ever be given to inter- 
ested persons why those next to and within the 
line should be prohibited from erecting incendiary 
etructures, while their neighbors on the opposite 
side of the street or alley are permitted to indulge 
in that dangerous luxury. Either let ue forbid the i 



construction of those buildings which tend to 
jeopardize the city, or allow all citizens an equal 
privilege to bum down their neighbors. This is a 
land of equal rights and privileges, and the rule in 
regard to incendiary structui-es should also be equal 
and uniform. I can see no other way of securing 
the safety of the city and satisfying the citizens, 
than by treating all alike, and extending the fire 
liniits to the city boundaries. Special privileges are 
odious in a republican country. 

In view of all the circumstances, I recommend 
that your honorable body proceed to frame and 
perfect a fire ordinance that will give security and 
permanence to the future city. The existing wooden 
stinictures will gi-adually disappear by the ravages 
of tire and decay, and the desire to replace them 
with permanent edifices. In a few years we can 
have a city solid and safe, durable and beautiful. 
The enactment of a fire-limits ordinance, compre- 
hending the entire city, will add tens of millions to 
its credit abroad, and greatly appreciate the value of 
its realty at home. It is the wisest financial meas- 
ure that can oe enacted. 

AN INDEPENDENT SUPPLY OF WATER FOR 
FIRES. 

The future safety of the city demands a better 
and more reliable supply of water for the extin- 
guishment of fires than is afforded by the existing 
system. This fact was painfully demonstrated 
in the late calamity. When the pumping works 
succumbed, not a gallon of water could be pro- 
cured by the Fire Department or the citizens 
with which to fight the fire, and hundreds, perhaps 
thousands, of houses perished in consequence there- 
of. The city should not be left wholly dependent on 
those machines, because they are subject to many 
contingencies in addition to that which disabled 
them. Boilers may explode and ruin the engines, or 
cut ofl' the supply of steam; some of the machinery 
may give way while the other engines are idle, 
awaiting repairs; valves may fail; a main may burst 
from over-pressure, or other cause; fire may again 
invade the works, or something else may happen at 
the critical moment,which may again leave the Fire 
Department helpless and the city a prey to the un- 
pitying element. 

The topography of the city forbids an elevated 
reservoir of capacity and pressure sufficient for the 
extinguishment of serious fires, such as they have 
in Montreal, New York, Pittsburgh and other cities. 
But a simple, cheap and reliable substitute can be 
found in the construction of a 

system of subterranean resei-voirs, 

one at every street crossing in the densely-built 
portions of the city, and at greater distances apart 
in the more sparsely built parts thereof; these res- 
ervoirs may be connected by earthen pipes such as 
are used for sewei-age purposes, of adequate diame- 
ter, and supplied with water by artesian wells 
placed at proper distances apart. The water from 
all the wells in each division of the city would thus 
be connected and made to flow into any reservoir 
from which the fire engines might be drawing 
water. A dozen artesian wells in either division of 
the city would supply water faster than the whole 
department in action could consume it. The stock 
of water in the reservoirs themselves would be in- 
valuable in great emergencies. 

Only one engine can draw water from a fire- 
hydrant, and the others usually have to go long 
distances to find hydrants, and their delivery-power 
is gi'eatly diminished by distance and fric- 
tion of water in the hose, while the hose itself is 
burst and destroyed in great quantities at every 
severe combat with fire. But from each of the 
proposed reservoirs several engines could draw 
water, and thus, at short range, concentrate an 
irresistible discharge upon the fire and quickly 
master it. 

Artesian water is so warm that it would never 
freeze in the pipes, however shallow they were 
laid, nor in the reservoirs, because the perpetual 
influx of the warm water would always keep the 
temperature above the freezing point. The out- 
flow of this water to the North Division and in 
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conducted into the North Branch of the Chicago 
river, and materially aid in its purification, with- 
out expense to the city. In other portions of the 
town, surplus water could be run into the street 
sewers, thereby saving the expense of "flushing" 
them, as now practised. In the season of street 
sprinkling, the watering wagons could obtain 
water from the artesian fountains, there- 
by leaving a larger sujjply for do- 
mestic purposes. There are various 
other uses to which the waste water might ad- 
vantageously be put, not necessary here to enu- 
merate. 

The cost of the proposed supply of auxiliary 
water would be insignificant when compared with its 
value in preseiwing property and adding to the 
safety of the city. "The annual siving of insurance, 
resulting from this independent water supply, 
would probably exceed the first cost of procuring 
it. Bounteous Nature has place ' under our 
feet, within easy reach, this fountain of water 
awaiting our bidding to pour forth. Have 
we the enterprise and sagacity to utilize it? But I 
refer the further consideration of this important 
subject to the wisdom of your honorable body. 
Perhaps some better plan to accomplish the end in 
view— the safety of the city from destruction by fire 
-—■will be suggested by yourselves and carried' into 
eff'ect. But we must be admonished by the bitter 
and terrible experience of the past never again to 
depend exclusively on our pumping-works f or a sure 
and adequate supply of water for the reduction of 
a great conflagration. 

CONCLUSION. 

There ai-e other important subjects to which I 
would call your attention were this communication 
not already too long. But I found it impossible to 
discuss the extraordinary condition of things in 
which the fire has ' placed the City Government in 
the brief space usually occupied by a Mayor's in- 
augural. In concluding I point with pride and ad- 
miration to the gigantic efforts our whole people are 
putting forth to rise from the ruins, and rebuild 
Chicago. The money value of their losses can 
hardly be calculated. But who can compute the 
aggregate of anguish, distress, and suflering they 
have endured and must yet endure? These wounds 
are still sore and agonizing, though they have been 
greatly alleviated by the prompt, generous, and 
world-wide charities that have been i^oured out for 
their succor and relief; and I claim in their behalf 
that they are showing themselves worthy the bene- 



factions received. They have faced their calamity 
with noble fortitude and unflinching courage. Re- 
pining or lamentation is unheard in our midst, 
but hope and cheerfulness are everywhere 
exhibited and expressed. All are inspired with an 
ambition to prove to the world that they are worthy 
of its sympathy, confidence and assistance, and to 
show how bravely they can encounter disaster, 
how quickly repair losses, and restore Chicago to 
her high rank among the great cities of the earth. 

Happily there is that left which fire cannot con- 
sume;— habits of industry and self-reliance, per- 
sonal integrity, business aptitude, mechanical 
skill, and unconquerable will. These created what 
the flames devoured, and these can speedily re- 
create more than was swept away. Under free 
institutions, good government, and the blessings 
of Providence, all losses will soon be repaired, all 
misery caused by the fire assuaged, and a prosperity 
greater than ever dreamt of will be achieved in a 
period so brief, that the rise will astonish mankind 
even more than the fall of Chicago. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the message of His Honor 
the Mayor be referred to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary, when appointed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that the minutes of 
the regular meeting held Nov. 27, 1871, be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the ofllcial bond of Geo. Von 
Hollen as City Collector. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the bond be ap- 
proved. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The official bond of Canute R. Matson as Clerk 
of the Police Court. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the Council do novf 
adjourn. 
The motion prevailed^ and 
The Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTOHBLISS, 

Citv Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPOM. 

Present— Aid. Knickerbocker, Bowen,Otis, Dixon, 
Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Schnaitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond, Glade, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleve- 
land, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, 
Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, 
Woodman, and Mr. President. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Otis moved that the minutes of the regular 
meetingheld Dec. 4, 1871, be approved without being 
read. 

The motion prevailed. 

COMMUNICATION PROM THE MAYOR. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from his Honor the Mayor : 
To the President arid Members of the Common 

Council : 

In considering the powers and duties of the Mayor 
to appoint men, some doubt arose in my mind as to 
the proper mode of appointing or selecting Con- 
stables for the Police Courts. I therefore obtained 
the opinion, in writing, of the law oiiicers of the 
city, a copy of which is herewith appended. Their 
opinion accords with my own, namely, that, since 
the adoption of the new constitution, all Con- 
stables ai-e to be elected. As there seems to be a 
necessity that the duties heretofore discharged 
by Police Constables should continue to be 
discharged by some properly authorized persons, 
the law officers have drafted an ordinance, which 
is herewith submitted, for such action as your hon- 
orable body may seem proper to take therewith. 
This provides for their selection from the police 
force of the city, and will result in the saving to the 
city of the salaries heretofore paid to Police Con- 
stables. This proposed ordinance also fixes the 
place for holding the Police Court for the South Di- 
vision. I am informed by the Coi-poration Counsel 
and City Attorney that there is a necessity for im- 
mediate action upon the latter matter. I therefore 
recpmmend that whatever, in the judgment of your 
honorable body, should be done be done at once. 
Respectfully, Joseph Medill. Mayor 

The following is the opinion of the City Attor- 
ney referred to, and the indorsement of the Corpora- 
tion Counsel : 
Hon. Joseph Medill, Mayor, etc. : 

Sir— As to Police Constables, Section 21 of Article 
6 of the new constitution provides that Justices of 
the Peace, Police Magistrates, and Constables shall 



be elected, etc. This section is modified by Section 
28, as to Justices of the Peace in Chicago, who are 
to be appointed by the Governor, etc. Nothing fur- 
ther is said, however, as to Constables in Chicago, 
and they are therefore — as in the case of all other 
Constables— not to be appointed, but by election. It 
follows that there is no authority for the appoint- 
ment of Police Constables by the Mayor. 

Police Justices— Under the city charter the Com- 
mon Council has power to provide for the holding of 
a Police Court in each division of the city, and to 
designate a Justice of the Peace to hold each of said 
courts. (Gary, p. 191, Sec. 3.)^ This power has been 
exercised as to the North and West Divisions, but 
not as to the South Division. (See Council pro- 
ceedings 1868-1869, pp. 287-472.) It is competent, 
therefore, for the Council to provide, by ordinance, 
for the holding of a Police Court for the South Di- 
vision, and to designate a Justice of the Peace to 
hold said court. 

Under this view there would be no authority for 
designating more than one Police Justice for such 
division. Very respectfully, 

I. N. Stiles, City Attorney. 

I concur in the construction of the charter above 
set forth. M. F. Tuley, 

Corporation Counsel. 

The following is the ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Fixing the place for the holding of the Police Court 
in and for the South Division, and to provide for the 
selection of Policemen to act as bailiffs for the 
seerval Police Courts. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That hereafter the Police Court in and 
for the South Division of the city of Chicago, shall 
be held in the building now occupied as a police 
station, situate on the northeast corner of Harrison 
and Griswold streets. 

Sec. 2. The sessions of said court shall be held 
daily, and one in the afternoon of each day, Sun- 
days and holidays excepted. 

Sec. 3. Each Police Justice of the several Police 
Courts is hereby empowered to select from the po- 
lice force (with the consent of the Board of Police 
Commissioners) one member of said police force 
who shall discharge the duties of ball fl", or other- 
wise, under the direction of the Justice of such 
Court, as shall be in conformity with the provisions 
of the city charter in relation to the nowcrs and du- 
ties of policemen. Such persons enall be atyled 
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Sec. 4. Each of such police bailiffs shall execute 
a bond, with one or more sureties, to be approved 
by the Mayor, in the sura of one thousand dollars, 
conditioned lor the prompt payment of all moneys 
which shall come into his hands as such bailiff, to 
the person or persons authorized by law to receive 
the same. Such bailiffs shall receive no other com- 
pensation than that received by them as policemen, 
and shall be subject to be relieved as such bailiff at 
any time by such Police Justices severally, ann their 
places lilled as in the first instance. 

Aid. liolden moved that the communication be 
referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McGrath moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the bonds of the City Collector and Clerk of 
the Police Court were approved. 

Aid. Buehler moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
McGrath on the table. 

The motion to table prevailed. 

Aid. Holden moved that the Council do now pro- 
ceed to elect the various officers in the gift of the 
Council, as provided by the city charter. 

Aid . Gill moved, as an amendment, that the elec- 
tion be postponed for one week. 

The amendment was lost by ayes and noes, as fol- 
lows: 

udyes— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmit^,Bond, 
Sweet, Witbeck, ileath, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, 
Stout, Ogden, Busse— 20. 

iVoes— Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Iloiden, Glade, Gardner, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Schaffner,Lengacher, McCaffi'ey, 
Carney, Clarke, Woodmauj and Mr. President— 20. 

After debate. 

Aid. Daggy called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Holden, 
it was lost by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Powell, Holden, Glade, Gardner, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaftuer, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Clarke, Woodman, Mr. President— 20. 

iVoes— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Bate- 
ham, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Sherwood, Gill, 
Cleveland, Ogden, Busse— 20. 

Aid. Otis presented the draft of an ordinance 
authorizing the City Comptroller to sell certain Canal 
Redemption Bonds, and moved to waive the engross- 
ment of the ordinance. 

The motion presented by ayes and noes as follows: 

.42/es— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Hickey, Cuilerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, 
Powell, Hold'en, Bond, Glade, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, S^out, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Clark, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, 
Mr. President— 40. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Otis moved that the ordinance be passsd. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

^yes— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGennis, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tra- 
cy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailej, Clowry, Bateham, 
Powell, Holden, Bond, Glade, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehl- 
er, McGrath, Suhmidt, Siout, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Wood- 
man, Mr. President. — 40. 

Noes— ^one. 

The following is the oi'dinanee as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing the sale of two hundred and fifty thou- 
sand dollars of canal redemption bonds. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Comptroller of the city of 
Chicago be, and he is hereby authorized, to negotiate 
and sell two hundred and fifty thousand dollars 
($250,000) of canal redemption bonds, which may be 



delivered to the city authorities under an act of the 
General Assembly of the State of Illinois, passed 
A. D. 1871, entitled, " A Bill for an act to relieve 
the lien of the city of Chicago upon the 
' Illinois and Michigan Canal and revenues, by re- 
' funding to said city the ara"unt expended by it in 
' making the improvement contemplated of the Illi- 
' nois and Michitran canal upon the plan adopted by 
' the State in 1836, approved February 16, 1865, to- 
' gether with the interest thereon, as authorized by 
' Section 5 of said act, and to provide for issuing 
' bonds therefor;" 

Provided, however, said bonds shall not be sold at 
less than par. The proceeds of said bonds shall be 
applied to the payment of accruing interest upon 
bonds of the city of Chicago. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDINANCES. 

Petition of John A. Tyrrell and others, for abate- 
ment of rent of school land In burned district, was 
Referred to Committee on Schools. 

Petition of P. Dwain, for compensation for loss 
of a horse at Van Buren street bridge, was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of Eliza Dyke, for permission to move a 
frame building from Madison street, near Throop 
street, to lot 4, block 16, Carpenter's addition, was, 
on motion of Aid. Bond, 

Granted. 

Petition of Roger Ryan, for permission to move A 
frame building from Sebot street, near Desplaines 
street, to Harrison street, near Canal street, was. On 
motion of Aid. Powell, 

Granted. 

Petition of John Barry, for a flree peddler's license, 
was, on motion of Aid. Carney, 
Granted. 

Petition of the Northwestern Manufacturing Coto* 
panyfor payment of a voucher given for work done 
on Chicago avenue, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of the Chicago Evening Mail Company, 
asking that the city printing be given to the lowest 
responsible bidder, was 

Referred to Committee on Printing. 

Aid. Otis presented a resolution directing the City 
Comptroller to advertise for proposals for the cor- 
poration printing, which was 

Referred to Committee on Printing. 

Aid. Otis moved that the Committee on Printing 
be instructed to report at the next regular meeting 
of this Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of Margaret Kerr for permission to move 
a one-story cottage from 350 South Morgan street to 
lot numbered 333 South Clinton street, was,on motion, 

Granted. 

Aid. Daggy presented a petition of F. W. Spring- 
er and others, praying for the enforcement of the 
agreement to stop the steam dummy on State stree 
on and after the 31st day of December, 1871, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

An ordinance authorizing an extension of time for 
the Chicago City Railway Company to run ana oper- 
ate their steam dummy engines on its State tti;eet 
line, between the city limits and Thirty— ourth 
street, was, on motion of Alderman Daggy, 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Alderman Dagsy presented a remonstranceol Hen- 
ry Greenebaum, Conrad Dewitz, and others, against 
the extension of the time of the running o. steam 
Dummy engines on State street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 



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A petition of the Sisters of St. Joseph, asking that 
a free double team license be granted them, was, on 
motion of Alderman CuUerton. 

Granted. 

A petition of W. P. Rend & Co., asking permis- 
sion to move a stable now located on the north side 
of Carrol street, near Desplaines street, on to a block 
of land bounded by May, Ann, and Carroll streets 
and the track of the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and St 
Louis railroad, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

A petition of Nicholas Ratty, asking for damages 
for injury to his horse sustained while crossing 
Madison street bridge, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

A petition of D. R. Brant, praying for permission 
to keep a frame bui Iding lately constructed and lo- 
cated within the lire limits, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

Aid. McCaffrey presented a resolution relative to 
placing lamp posts on Market and Sedgwick streets, 
and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution adopted : 

Sesolved, That the Board of Public Works be in- 
structed to put up street lamps on Market street, 
from Kinzie street to Division street, and and on 
Sedgwick street, from Erie street to Division street. 

Petition of Payne Fittz, for appointment as Clerk 
of the Police Court for the West Division, was 
Referred to the Committee on Police. 



REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Board of Education presented a report an- 
nouncing the resignation of J. N. Barker as School 
Inspector of the Fourth Ward. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the Council do now 
proceed to till the vacancy in the Board of Educa- 
tion, caused by the resignation of J. N. Barker. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid Dixon moved that the election he by ballot. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid Thompson nominated A. C. Calkins. 

Aid Clarke nominated H. W. Clarke. 

The presiding officer appointed Aid Otis, Gill and 
Tracy as tellers. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot with the follow- 
ing result : 

Whole number of votes cast , . . 40 

Necessary to a choice 21 

A. C. Calkins received \ 23 

H. W. Clarke received 13 

Scattering \ 4 

Aid. Thompson moved that A. C. Calkins he de- 
clared duly elected School Inspector for the Fourth 
Ward. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report ask- 
ing authority to expend $5,000 to procure copy of 
maps, etc., which was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Also 

A report and ordinance for a sidewalk on south 
side of McReynoIds street, from Reuben street to 
Ridgeville road, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D. 

The Clerk of the Police Court presented a com- 
munication nominating J. J. Healy as Clerk of the 
Police Court, North Division, which was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

Also 

A communication nominating A. L. Amberg as 
Clerk of the Police Court, West Division, which 
was 

Referred to Committee on Police. 



ELECTION. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the Council do now pro- 
ceed to an election of officers as provided by the City 
Charter. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayes— Otis, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, B;iiiey, 
dowry, Powell, Holden, Glade, Gardner, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaflfner, Longacher, . 
McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Busse, Mr, President 
—21. 

JVoes — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Dixon, Cocy, Mc- 
Genniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Bate- 
ham, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Sherwood, 
Gill, Cleveland, Ogden, Woodman— 19. 

The Chair appointed as tellers Aids. McGrath, Otis 
and Clarke. 

CITY CLERK. 

Aid. Otis nominated C. T. Hotchkiss for City 
Clerk. 

The Council proceeded to ballot with the follow- 
ing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary to a choice 21 

C. T. Hotchkiss received 35 

Scattering 5 

C.T. Hotchkiss having received a majority of all 
the votes cast, was declared duly elected City Clerk 
for the ensuing two years. 

POLICE JUSTICE SOUTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Gill nominated John Summeatield for Police 
Justice South Division. 

Aid. Otis nominated S. C. Hinsdale. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
lowing result: 

Whole nnmber of votes cast 40 

Necessary to a choice 21 

John Summerfield received 40 

John Summei field having received a majority of 
all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Police 
Justice, South Division. 

POLICE JUSTICE SOUTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Tracy nominated A. H. Bauyon for Police 
Justice, South Division. 

Aid. Stone nominated N. B, Boyden. 

Aid Otis nominated S. C. Hinsdale. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol. 
lowing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice .21 

A. H. Banyon received 21 

N. B. Boyden received 15 

S.C.Hinsdale received 2 

Scattering 2 

A- H. Banyon having received a majority of all 
votes cast was declared duly elected Police Justice, 
S. D. 

CITY WEIGHER. 

Aid. Bond nominated H. F. Oliver for City 
Weigher. 

Aid. Bateham nominated J. W. Connett. 

Aid. Hickey nominated E. Powell. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
lowing result: 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choi ce 21 

H. F. Oliver received 3 

J. W, Connett received 12 

E. Powell received 20 

Scattering 5 

There beine no choice, the Council proceeded to 
a second ballott, with the following result: 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

H. L. Oliver received 2 

J. W. Connett received 13 

E. Powell received 21 

Scatterina 4 

E Powell having received the majority of all the 
votes cast, was declared duly elected City Weigher 
for the ensuing two years. 

BOILER INSPECTOR. 

Aid. Schaffner nominated Fritz Metzke for Boiler 
Inspector. 

Aid. Gill nominated Wm. Baragwanath. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the follow- 
ing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 



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Wm. Baragwanath received 16 

Fritz Metzke received 22 

Scattering 2 

Fritz Metzke having received the majority of all 
the votes cast, was declared dyly elected Boiler In- 
spector for the ensuing two years. 

ASSESSOR SODTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Holden nominated W. B. H. Gray for As- 
sessor South Division. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
lowing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

W. B. H. Gray received 39 

Blank 1 

W. B. H. Gray having received the majority of alt 
the votes cast was declared duly elected Assessor for 
the South Division for the ensuing two years. 

POLICE JUSTICE NORTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Carney nominated Owen Dougherty for Police 
Justice North Division. 

Aid. Gill nominated Henry Kaufman. 

Ald.McGrath nominated R. C. Hammill. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
owing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Owen Dougherty received 21 

Henry Kaufman received 10 

R. C. Hammill received 7 

Scattering 2 

Owen Dougherty having received the majority of 
all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Police 
Justice for the North Division for the ensuing two 
years. 

POLICE JUSTICE WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Bailey nominated Daniel Scully for Police 
Justice for the West Division. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the follow- 
ing result: 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Daniel Scully received 34 

Scattering 6 

Daniel Scully having received the majority of all 
the votes cast, was declared duly elected Police 
Justice for the West Division for the ensuing two 
years. 

CLERK OF POLICE COURT, W. D. 

Aid. Bateham nominated Adam L. Amberg for 
Clerk of Police Court, West Division. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot with the follow- 
ing result: 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

N' cessary to a choice 21 

Adam L. Amberg received 37 

Scattering 3 

Adam L. Ambei-g having received a majority of 
the votes cast was declared to be duly elected Clerk 
of the Police Court, West Division, for the ensuing 
two years. 

OIL INSPECTOR. 

Aid. Powell nominated John O'Neil for Oil In- 
spector. 

Aid. Gill nominated S. W. HoUiday. 

Aid. Busse nominated S. D. Baldwin. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot with the fol- 
lowing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Of which 

John O'Neil received 18 

S. W. Holliday received 11 

S. D. Baldwin received 8 

Scattering 3 

There being no election the Council proceeded to 
a second ballot with the following result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Of which 

John O'Neil received 21 

S. W. Holliday received 12 

S. D. Baldwin received 7 

John O'Neil having received a majority of the 
votes cast, was declared duly elected Oil Inspector 
for the ensuing two years. 



CITY SEALER. 

Aid Coey nominated F. W. Warren for City Sealer. 

Aid Stowe nominated F. S. Gardner. 

Aid Sweet nominated R. Stafford. 

AldMcGrath nominated Christian Frederickson. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot with the follow 
ing result : 

Whole number of votes 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Of which 

F. W. Warren received 19 

F. S. Gardner " 18 

R.Stafford '' 1 

Christian Frederickson received 1 

Scattering 1 

There being no election, the Council proceeded to 
a second ballot, with the following result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary to a choice 21 

Of which 

F. W. Warren received 17 

F. S. Gardner received 23 

F. S. Gardner having received a majority of the 
votes cast, was declared duly elected as City Sealer 
for the ensuing two years. 

ASSESSOR WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Sweet nominated J. N. Clark as Assessor of 
the West Division. 

Aid. McGrath nominated L. H. Drury. 

Aid. Daggy nominated C. N. Holden. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
lowing result: 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary to a choice 21 

Of which 

J. N. Clark received 34 

L. H. Drury received 1 

C. N. Holden received 1 

Blank 1 

J. N. Clark having received a majority of the votes 
cast was declared duly elected Assessor of the West 
Division for the ensuing two years. 

ASSESSOR NORTH DIVISION. 

Aid. McCaffrey nominated Charles Denihe for 
Assessor North Division. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot with the follow- 
ing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Of which 

Charles Denihe received 29 

Scattering 11 

Charles Denihe having received a majority of the 
votes cast was declared duly elected 
Assessor for the North Division for the ensuing two 
years. 

CITY PHYSICIAN. 

Aid. Woodman nominated H. S. Hahn for City 
Physician. 

Aid. Hickey nominated John Guerin. 

Aid. Clarke nominated Dr. Isham. 

Aid. Otis nominated N. S. Barnes. 

Aid. Stone nominated F. A. Emmons. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot with the follow- 
ing result: 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary ''to a choice 21 

Of which 

H . S . Hahn received 3 

John Guerin received 22 

Dr. Isham received 1 

N. S. Barnes received 1 

F. A. Emmons received 13 

John Guerin having received a majoi*ity of the 
votes cast was declared duly elected City Physician 
for the ensuing two yeai-s. 

CLERK POLICE COURT, NORTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Gill nominated J. J. Healy as Clerk of the 
Police Court of the North Division. 

Aid. Schmidt nominated George Mentzel. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot, with the fol- 
lowing result: 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Of which 

J. J. Healey received 16 

George Mentzel received 23 



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George Mentzel having received a majority of the 
votes cast, was declared duly elected Clerk of the 
Police Court, North Division, for the ensuing two 
years. 

CORPORATION NEWSPAPER. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the Chicago Evening 
Post be, and the same is hereby, designated as the 
newspaper for the publication of the official pro- 
ceedings of the Common Council and the different 
boards and departments, and also the assessment re- 
ports and all corporation notices for the ensuing 
t vo years, the price to be fixed by this Council 
hereafter. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to postpone the desig- 
nation of the corporation newspaper until next 
Monday evening. 

Aid. Bailey moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Knickerbocker on the table. 

The motion to table prevailed by ayes and noes as 
follows : 

Ayes — Dixon, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Bag- 
gy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bai- 
ley, Clowry, Powell, Bond^ Glade, Sweet, Sher- 
Avood. Buehler, Schmidt, Stout, Schafiuer, Lenga- 
cher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, 
Mr. President.— 29. 

JVoes — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Bateham, 
Holden, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Gill, Cleveland, 
Woodman — 11. 

The question then being on the resolution of Aid. 
Lengacher, Aid. Knickerbocker demanded the ayes 
and noes, and the motion prevailed by the following 
vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tra- 
cy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, 
Powell, Holden, Bond, Glade, Sweet, keath, Gard. 
ner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Schmidt, 
Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, 
Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. President. 
—38. 

iVbes— Witbeck, McGrath— 2. 

Aid. Glade moved that the Illinois Staats Zeitung, 
being the German newspaper havingthe largest daily 
circulation in the city of Chicago, be and the same 
is hereby designated as the German newspaper in 
which shall be printed and published the proceed- 
ings of the Council, and all the corporation notices 
required by law to be published, and 
also all the assessments, notices and adver- 
tisements of all the Boards and departments of the 
city government, the same to be published as fully 
as the same are published in the corpoi'ation news- 
paper, and the price paid for the printing and pub- 
lishing of the same shall be the same as shall be 
paid to the corporation newspaper. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows: 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, 
Hickey, Callerton, Bailey^, Clowry, Bateham, Pow- 
ell, Holden, Bond, Glade, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, * Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke,Ogden, Busse, Woodman, 
Mr. President — 40. 

i\^oes— None. 

CITY TIME KEEPER. 

Aid. Knickerbocker nominated C. D. Peacock for 
City Time Keeper. 

Aid. Holden nominated Giles Bros. 

The Council jjroceededto a ballot, with the follow- 
ing result : 

Whole number of votes cast. , 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Of which 

CD. Peacock received 16 

Giles Bros, received 22 

Blank 2 

Giles Bros, having received a majority of the votes 
cast, was declaied^duly elected City Time Keeper 
for the ensuing two years. 

WOOD INSPECTOR. 

Aid. Bailey nominated J. M. McDermott for Wood 
Inspector. 



The Council proceeded to a ballet, with the fol- 
lowing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

J. M. McDermott received 22 

Scattering 18 

J. M. McDermott, having received a majority of 
all the votes cast, was declared duly elected Wood 
Inspector for two years, 

FISH INSPECTOR. 

Aid. Clarke nominated John F. Brown for Fish 
Inspector. 

Aid. Gill nominated Henry Ackhoff. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot with the follow- 
ing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 40 

Necessary for a choice 21 

John F. Brown received 24 

Henry Ackhoff received 11 

Scattering 5 

John F. Brown having received a majority of all 
the votes cast, was declared duly elected Fish In- 
spector for the ensuing two years. 

CITY gauger. 

Aid Schaff'ner nominated Adolph Mueller as City 
Gauger. 

The Council proceeded to bollot with the follow- 
ing result : 

Whole number of votes 39 

Necessary for a choice 21 

Of which 

Adolph Mueller received 30 

Scattering 9 

Adolph Mueller having received a majority of the 
votes cast, was declared duly elected City Gauger 
for the ensuing two years. 

STANDING COMMITTEES, 

The Clerk then read the following list of standing 
committees appointed by the Chair: 

Finance— Bateham, Bond, Otis, Ogden, and 
Bowen. 

Railroads—Woodman, Bowen, Clarke, Otis, and 
Sweet. 

Judiciary— Bond, Knickerbocker, Powell, Mc- 
Grath, and Daggy. 

Fire and Water— McGenniss, McGrath, Witbeck, 
Cullerton, and Stout. 

Schools— -Daggy, Ogden, Holden, Sherwood, and 
Knickerbocker. 

Streets and Alleys, S. D. — Bowen, Dixon, McGen- 
niss, Thompson, Stone, and Tracy. 

Streets and Alleys, W. D.— Gill, Cullerton, Bailey, 
Powell, Holden, Glade, Heath, Sherwood, and Bueh- 
ler. 

Streets and Alleys, N. D.— Carney, Stout, Lenga- 
cher, Ogden, and Busse. 

Wharves and Public Grounds— Holden, Ogden, 
Schaffner, Bowen, and. Gardner. 

Wharfing Privileges— Dixon, Schmitz, Cleveland, 
Giade, and Busse. 

Local Assessments— McGrath, Coey, McCaffrey, 
Knickerbocker, and Gill. 

Bridewell — Thompson, Clowry, Buehler, Stone, 
and Clai-ke. 

Police— Knickerbocker,Hickey, Schaffner, Powell, 
and Heath. 

License— Clarke, Glade, Tracy, Schmidt, and 
Witbeck. 

Gas Lights— Otis, Powell, Stout, Thompson, and 
Bateham. 

Harbor and Bridges— Witbeck, Coey, McCaffrey, 
Clowry, and Schmitz. 

Printing— Sherwood, Cleveland, racy, cCaffrey, 
and Stone. 

Markets— Clowry, Glade, Carney, Schmtz, and 
Coey. 

Public Buildings— Gardner, Bailey, Schmitz, 
Coey, and Ogden. 

County Beiations— Buehler, Daggy, Hickey, Len- 
gacher and Thompson. 



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Aid. McGrath moved that the confirmation ol the 1 ^he ^o^^^^rofadj^S^^^^^ 
committees be postponed for one week The Oouncu si j q. T. HOTCHKISS, 

Aid Dixon moved that the Council do now ad- City Clerk. 

journj and demanded the ayes and noes. I 



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OFFICIAL REPOBT. 

Prefent — Aid. Knickerbocker, Bowoii,Otig, Dixori, 
Coey, ML-Genniss, Thompson, Dagijy, Stone, 
Schni'tz, Tiacy, Hickey, Cullerton, Baifey, C'owry, 
Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond, Glade, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleve- 
land, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout. Schaffiier, 
Leniracher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, 
Woodman, and Mr. President. 

Aid. Holden moved that tnc room designed for 
the Council Chamber, in the City Building on the 
corner of Adams and LaSaile streets, be, and the 
game is hereby ,designated for the useof the Common 
Council of the city of Chicago. 

The motion prevailed. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the minutes of the regular 
malting held Dec. 11, 1871, be approved without 
being read. 

The motion i^revailed., 
PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND RESOLU- 
TIONS. 

Aid: Gill presented the following preamble and 
resolution : 

Whereas, It has been charged in this Council 
Chamber that members of this body have been guilty 
of bribing and corruption ia office, which charges 
have been repeated in near y all the pul.'iic journals 
of this city ; and 2i!7ie?-eas, it is justly due to the mem- 
,ber.-< so charged, whoever they may be, that they 
sliould be relieved from ali. unwarrantable imputa- 
tions against their official integrity ; therefore, 

Resolved, Th..t the President of this Council ap- 
point a committee of live Aldermen, who. shall at 
once enter upon an investigation of these charges, 
and to this end shall have power to compel the at- 
tendance of witnesses, who shall be examined under 
oath, and that said committee report in writing to 
this Council the result of such investiLation, and the 
evidence on which such result is bas-pa 

Aid. McGrath moved to Jimend the resolution by 
striking out all after the word resolved, and insert- 
ing the words, " That any Alderman, newspaper, 
ed tor, or any citizens who may know of any Alder- 
man in this C<iuncil to have received or demanded a 
bribe for his vote on any business transacted by this 
Council, be, and they are hereby, requested to pre- 
fer char^'cs, in writing, against such Alderman, ad- 
dressed to this Common Council, and that the City 
Clerk be, and he is, instructed to notiiy such person 



or persons as the accuser or accused may desire to 
have appear as witnesses, and furnish the accused 
with a copy of the charges, if any are preferred; and 
be it furtJier 

Resolved, That the Council proceed, at its next 
reeular meeting, to the trial of such Aldermen ' as 
charges may be preierred against, and that such 
charges be taken up in their regular order at each 
meeting, until they are disposed of, in such manner 
as the charter provides and directs. 

Aid; Sherwo. d moved as an amendment to the 
amendment the following : " Resolved, That a 
committee of live members of this boi!y be at once 
appointed, whose duty it shall be to hear forthwith 
all testimony implicating any members of this 
Council with official bribery and corruption, and if, 
after a careful hearing of all testimony, it shall be 
found that sufficient evidence is presented, to de- 
mand specific charges aiiainst any member or mem- 
bei's of this Council, then the said committee by 
and with the advice of the Corporation Counsel, 
shall prefer said specilic charges and a trial shall be 
ins ituttd according to law." ' 

Alter debate. 

Aid. Otis demanded the prev^Ious question, and 
the call wa-< sustained. 

The question being on the amendment to the 
amendment offered by Aid. Sherwood, Aid. Wood- 
man demanded the ayes and noes, and the motion 
was carried by the following vote : 

Jyes— Knickerbocker, Bpvveii, Qtis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGeiniis,, Thompson, Daggy, Stone. Schmitz, Tra- 
cy, Cullerton, Bailej, dowry, Baleham, 
Holden, Hond, Glade, Sweet, AVitbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Schmidt, 
S;out, Schaff. er, Leimacher, Clarke, Ogden, Bussse, 
. Woo'l'man, Mr. Piesidei t-34. 

iYots— Hickey, Powell, Buehler, McGrath, McCaf- 
frey— 5. 

The question then being on the amendment of 
Al.d Grath, as amended by Aid. Sherwood, Aid. 
McGrath denmnded the ayes and noes, and the mo- 
tion Avas lost by the folloAving vote: 

-4r/es— Tracy, Powell, Ijcngacher, McCaffrey, Car 
jjey, Clarke— 6 

iVoes— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thomp-on, Dairgy, Stone, Sclimitz, 
Hickev, Cullerton, Bailey, Clo'wiy, Bateham, IIol- 
tien. Bond, Glade, Sweet, WiibecU, Ilealli, Gard- 
ner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, S'^out, Sch diner, Ogden, Busse, Wood- 
man, and Mr. President— 34. 

The question then being on the resolution of Aid. 



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GiUy t'oe uyos and hoc8 wei'ecill<?clj .ami the.resplu- 
tipn was inlopted by the foliowiiitr vote : 

^y^s— KiiickiThocker, Bowcn, Ot^^, D xp", Coey, 
McfcroiiiiiKi, Tliompsoii,.l)aj,'iry,Stptif,Sc.hmlz, Tracy, 
Hickey, Cullertoii, Bailey, Clowry, B iteham, Pow- 
ell, Iloldeu, UoiM, Glade, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Slierwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, 
McGratli, Sidimidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengactier, 
Carnev, (Marke, Ogdeu, Basse, \yoodman, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 39. 

iVoes— McCaflf;py— 1. 

AM Dat^gy pre.sented the following resolution : 
Kesolced, That the Select Committee on Inve-stiga- 
.tioii be authorized to employ coun.sel to assist them 
in. the investigation, and also a short-hand reporter 
to report the evidence. 

Aid McGrath moved to amend the resolution by 
adding the words, "and th,it th<* Alderman or other 
perijoij aeeust'd beiore t)ie committee be notified to 
appear before them, and that they be allowed to 
have counsel." 

, Jhe amendment prevailed, and the resolution as 
ameHded was then adopted. 

Petition of property owners for permanent estab- 
lishmcjitof tire limits in the North Division was, on 
naotTOn.of Aid Cl.irke, 
i Reft rred, to Committee on Fire and Water. 

,! Remon^^trance of citizens against the erection of a 
.Small :PoxHosptal near Lincoln Park, was 
] ; Referretl to the Committee ou Wharves and Pub- 
lie Grouiidsi 

>,;.^ld.. SJcQrath presented a resolution requesting 
:tne' Comptroller to make a statement of interest re- 
ceived from the City Treasurer ou city deposits, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 
. The lollowiiig is the resolution adopted : 
■• ■' ■ResOi-ueiiv That the City Comptroller report by a 
statement in detail, giving amounts and dates of 
yeceiviiig the same, of the various sums accounted 
to him as received for interest on city deposits by 
tbe. City Treasurer from Dec. 1869 to Dec. 1871, and 
J^^esiarft'lhe same to this Council at its next regular 
meeting. 

Aid. Ilolden moved that the chairman of old 
committees be, and are hereby, instructed to return 
ftll papers in their hands to the City Clerk, and that 
the City Clerk be instructed to refer them to the new 
.(^pnipjitt.^is. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of M. Kaliskey, for ;» free peddler's li- 
cense, was, on motion of Atd.Schaffner, 
Gt-^nted. 

Peiitioh of L. D. Gelder, for a free peddler's li- 
cense ,waa, on motion of Aid. McGennis, 
Granted. 

Aid. Ilolden presented a communication covering 
a resolution, relative to fixing the price to be paid 
for corporation printing, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Printing. 

Aid. Otis presented a petition of citizens asking 
for the establishment of the width of sidewalk space 
©n 3tate street, south of Jackson street, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

Petition of Charles Engelstein, for a free peddler's 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Tracy, 
Granted. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved that a committee of 
four be appointed, together with the President of 
the Common Council, to act wi-^h His Honor the 
Mayor in receiving the Grand Duke Alexis. 

Aid. Schaffner dem.mded the ayes an i noes, and 
the motion prevailed by ihe lollowing \ ote : 

j4yes— Knickcrl)ocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon. Coey, 
McGonniss. Thompson, Daggy, Stone. Schmitz. 
Tracy, Uickey, CuUerton, Ciowry, Bateham, Pow- 



eU, Uold^en, Bpnd> G'.ifle, S-weet^ Witb^Gk, ; H<Jf\th, 
Gardiier, Sherwood, Gill, Cle^'eland, Buehler, 'jjic- 
Grath, Schmidt, St<;ut, Schaffier,. i>er)gacher,\Mc- 
CaftVey< Carney, Clarke, O^den, Woodmanr-3!t. 

iVo£S— Bailey. Busse— 2. ' ; ' '. 

Aid. McGrath moved to reconsider the vote l^st 
taken. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to lay the motion of 
Alderman McGrath on the table, arid demanded the 
ayes and no.'S, The motion to table prevailed by 
the following vote : 

Ai/es — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thomp.son, Daggy, Stone, Cullerton 
(Jlowry, B, iteham, Ilolden, Bond, Glade, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleve- 
land, Schatfner, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Woodman, 
Mr. President— 28. 

iVoes— Schmitz, Tracy, llickey, Bailey, Powell, 
McGrath, Schmidt Stout, Lengacher, AlcCaffrey, 
Busse — 12. . 

The presiding officer announced as a Committee 
on Investigation, Aid. Gill, Batchara, Otis, Gardner, 
and AVoodman. 

AIco, 
as a Committee of Reception, Aid. Knicker- 
bocker, Ogden, Ilolden, and Schatfner. 

Aid. Busse presented a resolution relative to the 
const' uction of a viaduct across North Water street, 
at Rush street bridge, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The foilowing is the resolution adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, 
and they are, hereby requested to furnish to this 
Council, as soon as possible, a plan and e.-itimate of 
cost for a viaduct across the Northwestern railroad 
track on Rush street. 

Aid. Holden presented a preamble and resolution 
directing that certain money which had been de- 
posited with Walter Kimball on account of tne Lake 
Front property, be refunded to the railroad com- 
panies depositing the same, with four per cent. ii>- 
terest. 

Aid. Daggy presented a preamble and resolution 
ratisfying the sale of the Lake Front to the railroad 
companies. 

Aid. Holden moved to refer the resolutions to th« 
Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Gill moved that they be referred to the Com* 
mittee on Judiciary. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Holden, 
the ayes and noes were called, and the motion lost 
by the following vote : 

.4^es— Bowen, Otis, Dixon. Coey, McOennies, 
Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy. CuUerion, 
Holden, Glale, Sweet, Stout, Schaffner, CiarKe, Mr. 
President— 18. 

TV'oes— -Knickerbocker, Hickey, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Bond, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, 
Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buetder, McGrath, 
Schmi'^t, Lengaccer. Carney, Ogden, Busse, Wood- 
man— 21. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Gill, the ayes and noes were called, and the motion 
prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Bowtu, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thompp^on, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, 
H ck. y, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Hol- 
den, Bond, Glade, Sweet, Heath, Gardi er, Sher- 
wood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt 
Stout, Schafl''ier, Lengacher. Carney, Ogden, Busse, 
Woodman, Mr. President— 35. 

iN^oes— Traci , Powell, Witbeck, Clarke— 4. 

Petition of R. Sweetman, for permission to remove 
a frame building from No. 170 Sebor street to No. 
192 Sebor street, was 

Granted. 



Aid. Daggy presented a commuiiication covering 
a resolution directing the Board of Police and Fire 
Commist-ioners to inquire into the propriety of pur- 
chasing a steam tire engine to be locat' d near the 
corner of Co;taL'e Grove avenue and Douglas Place; 
and to erect ti\e additional fire alarm telegraph 



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. boiea in tlife sodtli^rli portion df the iPiiTth Ward, and 
moved the adoption ot" the resoldtion. 

The motion prevailed: 

The foHowiiitris the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Police and Fire Com- 
minsiohersi be, and they alt^, hereby instructed, with- 
out de^ay, to enquire into the propriety of provid- 
ing a steam Fire Engine for the locality mentioned 
in the foie;,'oing ceramunication Also to ascer- 
tain the price of said steam fire engine, belong- 
ing to the said Araoskeag Manufacturing Gom- 
p my, and its value, and also to enquire into 
the propriety of erecting five additional fire 
alarm telegi'aph boxes with proper connections, and 
that they report their opinion and action to this 
Council for such further action as may be deemed 
necessary. 

i?csoZi'cd, That the City Clerk furnish an attested 
copy of the foregoing communication and resolution 
to the said Board of Police and Fire Commissioners. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from his Honor the Mayor : 

The following is the communication : 
To the President and Members of the Common 

Council : 

I have refused to approve an official bond pre- 
«ented to me by George Mentzel, who claims to he 
the duly elected Clerk of the Police Court of the 
North Division, for reasons which it is proper that 
i should make known to yOur honorable body. 

Section 4 of the ordinance establishing the" above 
named court reads as follows : " Sec. 4. That im- 
mediately after the passage of this ordinance it 
shall be the duty of the Police Court Clerk of said 
«ity to nominate, for the approval and confirmation 
of the Common Council of said city, a suitable per- 
eon to act as Deputy Clerk of said North Side Police 
Court, who shall have the same powers and be sub 
ject to the same duties and obligations as the said 
Clerk, but who shall be subject to his direction and 
supervision." (Sel. ordinance of October 19, 1868.) 

From the official report oi the proceedings of the 
Council it appears that Mr. Mentzel M'as not elected 
in accordance with the requirements of the ahove 
section, he not having been nominated by the Police 
Court Clerk. 

It is not unlikely that the Council, in this matter, 
proceeded on the supposition that the ordinance in 
reference to the election of the Clerk of the North 
Side Court was the same, substantially, as that gov- 
erning the e'ection of the Clerk of the Court in the 
West Division. Upon examination, however, there 
is found to be a material ditterence as to the man- 
ner of electing these officers, since it is not neces- 
sary the latter officer should be nominated hy the 
Police Clerk. 

Aid. Powell moved that the communication be re- 
^rred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 



Petition of Geo; Reichold, fortJerreiiesion to moi^e 
a frame building in the fire limits of the West Di- 
vision, whs, on nriolion of Aid. Gill, 

R.^ferred to Condmittee on Street* and Alley*. 

W.'D. ■ ;'^ 

Aid. Busse presented a resolution directing the 
Board of Public Works to remove all sdevvalb ob- 
structions in the North Division, and moved ife 
adoption. -J 

The motion prevailed. u - \ 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved. That the Board of Public Works he, and 
they are hereby, ordered to remove, or cause to be 
removed forthwith, all bui'dings or dbstructioiia 
Which have been erected and placed since the fi»e 
on the sidewalk spaces in the Nor.h Diviflion, and. 
especially in the 20th Ward. ' 

■.•\ 

Aid. Holden moved that when this Council ad- 
journs it be until Thursday evening next, at 7^ 
o'clock. i 

Aid. Daggy moved,a8 an amendment^ that When 
this Council adjourns it be until S iturday afternoon 
at 1 o'clock p. m., and on his motion demanded the 
ayes and noes. ' ' 

The motion was lost by the following vote: « 

>iyes— Knickerbocker, Thompson, Daggy, Ston*, 
Tracy, Cullerton, Holden, Bond, Sweet, Heath, Gill, 
Cleveland, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Woodman— 16. 

JVbes— Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, McGennisa, 
Schmitz, Hickey, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, PoweH, 
Glade, Gardner, Sherwood, Buehler, McQrith, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, and Mr. 
President— 21. .,- ; 

The question then being on the inotipn of A.I4. 
Holden, it was carried. 

OFFICIAL BONDS. 

The Clerk pre-^ented the official bond of John 
O'Neil, Inspector of Mineral Oils ;^ 

Aid. Tracy moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. f 

Also, ;( 

The official bond of Adam L. Amberg, Clerk of po- 
lice Court, West Division. ;- 

Aid. Holden movtd that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. : '- 

ADJOURNMENT. / 

Aid. Bailey moved that the Council do noiw ad- 
journ. 
The motion prevailed, and 
The Council stood adjourned. 

C.T. HOI^HKUS, 
Ci,ty Clerk. 






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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present— Aid, Kiiickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McQeii- 
niss, Thompson, Stone, Schtn.tz, Tracy, (Jullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Batehiim, Powell, Holden, Bond, 
Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, 
Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, 
Schaffner, Lengacher, McOutfrey, Clarke, Ogden, 
BuRt-e, Woodman, and Mr. President. 

Absent— Aid. Bowen, Daggy, Hickey, Glade, and 
Carney. 

The Clerk read the following communication from 
His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, Dec. 21, 1871. 

Gentlemen: — I received the accompanying com- 
munication from the Committee on City Relations 
of the Board of County Commissioners in regard to 
makiuir some arrangements witii the city authori- 
ties fi)r the site of a new jail for the county of Cook. 
The matter is important, and I trust it will receive 
due consideration by your honorable body. 

Joseph Medill. Miyor. 

Aid. Clarke moved to refer to the Committee on 
County Relations. 

Carried. 

Communication from the Chicago Evening Mail 
Company relative to corporation printing. 

Aid. McGrath moved that it be referred to 
Comm tteeon Printing. 

Carried. 

Petition of Wm. Neiman for water pipe on Wood 
street, between Augusta and Iowa streets. 

Aid. McGrath moveil that the petition be referred 
t© the Board of Public Works. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of Dr. Rae and others in regard to 
narrowing the sidewalk space on Wabash avenue, 
north of Harrison street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Strfets and Alleys, 
South Div.sion. 

Communication from James McCauley, relative 
to the encroachments on the sidewalks by building 
how windows, and also in relation to ma- 
jority and minority reports of the Special 
Committee on South Park, m;Kle the special order 
for the 4th Monday in Decerahci', 1871. 

AM. McGrath moved that th3 communication, as 
far as it relates to the buiMing of bow windows, be 
referred to the Board of Public Works, and that the 



part of the communication relating to the Reports 
on the South Paik, be postponed urttil the next 
raeetingof th s Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

OFFICIAL BONDS. 

The Clerk presented the otiicial bond of John J. 
Brown as Fish Inspector. 

Aid. Gill mov*d that the bond be referred to the 
Committee on Finance. 

Carried. 

REPORTS CITY OFFICERS. 

Communication from C. R. Matson, Clerk of the 
Police Court, nominating J. J. Healey as Deputy 
Clerk of the North Division Police Court, was, on 
motion of Aid. Schaffner, 

Referred to Committee on Police. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report 
transmitting accounts of N. P. Loberg for work done 
on the City Hall, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

The City Comptroller presented his report of re- 
ceipts and expenditures tor the month of Novemberj, 
which was ordered to be 

Placed on file. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Lengacher presented 
a resolution, directing the Board of Public Works 
to erect lamp posts on certain improved streets in 
the North Division, which on motion of Aid. Powell, 
was 

Referred to Committee on G.vs Lights. 

Aid Holden having resiu:ned as a member of the 
Reception Committee of the Grand Duke Alexis, the 
Chair appointed Aid. Gill in his place. 

By unanimous consent, Aid Otis presented a repo- 
lution instructing the Board of Public Works to con- 
struct a six foot siilewalk on the cast side of Wabash 
avenue, trom Congress street to Si>uth Water street; 
also, on the north side of Madison f-treet, from 
Michigan avenue to river, and moved its adoption. 

A d. Knickerbocker moved the resolution be re- 
ferred to the Board of Public Works, with power to 
act. 

Tlie motion prevailed 

Aid. Holden moved that the Clerk of the Council 
be directed to furnish this Council Chamber in a 
manner commensurate with the present times. 

The motion prevailed. 



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By unanimous consent, Aid. IMcGenniss presented 
a preamble an 1 resolution, rela he to the improve- 
mei.t of Fourteenth street, (rom State street to Clark 
street, and moved the adoption of the resolution. 

The moiioii prevailed. 

The ;ollo\viiig is the resolution : 

Resolved, Th-it the Board of Public Works be, 
and they are lur^'by, requested and di tested to pro- 
ceed with the improvement of Fourteenth street, 
from State .--tre.'t to Clark street, without unnecessary 
delay; or, ii' special le; sous exist rendering it im- 
possible to proceed with said work, to inform this 
Council what such reasons are. 

ENGROSSED ORDERS, ORDINANCES AND 
RESOLUTIONS. 

The Clerk presented an engrossed order author- 
izinsr the payment of $300 to Joseph Hogan ou ac- 
count of work done on city Hill. 

Aid. llolden moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as fol- 
lows: 

^y,.s_Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Thompson, Si;one,"Schm;tz, Tracy, Ciillerton, Bailey, 
Ciowry, Bitehiun," Powell, Uolden, Bon.i, WitbecK, 
Heath", Gardner, Sherwood, G.ll, Cleveland, 
Buehler, McGrath, Sehmidt, Stout, Schaffm r, 
Lengaelier, McCaffiey, Ogden, Busse, Woodman— 31. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and he is 
hereby, aiithorized to pay to Joseph Hogan on the 
City iiall fund the sum of $30U.OO. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Thompson presented 
sundry bills from Dr. H. S. H ihn for services ren- 
dered at the House of Correction. 

Aid. Hol-len moved that they be referred to the 
Committee oi. Bridewell. 

The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom had been 
referred th.e communication irom Carsten Blohme 
asking that he be admitteifto a seat in the Council, 
eubm tt<'d a report thereon. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Alilerme.'i of the City of Chicago, 

in common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Judie.iaiy, to whom was re- 
ferred a commun cation from Carsten Blohme. 
claiming that he was duly elected Alderman of the 
First Ward, and setting i'orth that he had proceeded, 
in conformity with the statute, and t-tUen the testi- 
mony in support of his claim before Justices A. H. 
Banyon, John Summerlield, and Calvin DeWolf, 
and that the majority of said Justices decided that 
he, the taid Carsten Blohme, was not entitled to the 
offlce of .\ldermati of the Fust Ward, &c., &c , and 
to whom was also referied what purports to be 
the testimony taken in said matter before said Jus- 
tices of the Peace, having had thesame under advis. - 
ment,be_'- le.ive to report : That said references were 
made to your committee in the months of Ji.n > and 
Juiy of the present year, atid that snon thereafter 
the official canvass of the V'>tes of said ward on 
Aldermen at the November election, A. D. 1870, is 
as follows : 

John J. Knickerbocker f)74 

Carcten Llohme 670 

Majority for John Knickerbocker 4 

It appears that after the Inspectors of Election in 
the 3d pre.'-inct of said ward at said election 
had carefully canvassed the entire vote of said 
precinct, and liad made out. and s gned the 
leturns, and had strung and sealed up the 
bajlots, and had aojourned sine die 
and set>arnted, one of the Ins];ectors too"-' the ballot- 
box, poll-books, etc , to his otiiee, and that on the 
subs' qu'ut day some of the Inspectors and clerks 
opened the bailot-box, unsealed the ballots, and al- 
tered the return of John J. Knickerbocker on the 



poll-book from 205 to 196, thus reducing his major- 
ity to four, instead of thirteen, which your commit- 
tee believe to be his real atid true majortty. 

From the evidence a d documents before your 
committee, they are compelled to believe the claim 
of said Carsten Blohme to be groundless, and your 
committee therefore recommend that no action be 
taken upoti said communication, aijd that the same 
be placed upon file. 

All of which is respectfully submitted. 

H. WITBECK, 
T. S. CAMI'BELL, 
P. UAGGY, 
Committee on Judiciary, 
Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred a com- 
munication from his Honor the Mayor, covering a 
draft of an ordiiiance relative to the appointment of 
Police Constables, aiid to establish a Police Court in 
the South Divisioii, subnnitted a report stating that 
they had amended the ordinat;ce by adding a sec- 
tion to establish a Police Court in the North Divi- 
sion, a d recommending that the ordinance, as 
amended, be passe<l. 

Aid. Otis mo^ ed that the ordinance be referred to 
the Clerk for engrossment. 

The mot ot) prevailed. 

The Clerk reporteil the ordinance engrossed. 

Aid. Oiis moved that the report be concurred in 
and the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as fol- 
lows : 

-<4?/es— Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Thompson, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Culierton, 
Bailev, Ciowry, Bateham, Powell, llolden. Bond, 
Witlieck, Heath. Gardner, Shtrwood, Gill, Cleve- 
land, Buehler. McGrath, Stou', Schaflfner, Len- 
eacher, Mc('afirev, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. 
Pres d.^nt— 31. 

i\^oes— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 
Fixing the place lor the holdintr of the Police Court 
in and for the South and North Divisions, and to pro- 
vide (or the selection o1 Policemen to act as Bailiffs 
for the sev eral Police Courts. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city 

of Chicago: 

Seotio.x 1. That hereafter the Police (]ourt in and 
for the South Division of the city of Chicago shall 
be held in the building now occupied as a police 
station, situate on the northeast corner of Han-ison 
and Griswold streets. 

Sec. 2. The sessions of said court shall be held 
dail",towit: one in the forenoon and one in the 
afternoon of each day, Sundays and holidays ex- 
cepted . 

Sec. 3. Each Police Justice of the several Police 
Courts is herebj' empowered to select from the po- 
lice force (with the consent of the Board of Police 
Commissioneis) one member of said pol ce orce, 
wno shall attend the daily sessions of such Coutt, 
and shall discharge such duties as baibtf. or other- 
wise, under the direction of the Justiee of such 
Court, as shall be in conformity with the provisions 
of the city charter in relation to the powers and du- 
ties of policemen. Such persons shall be styled 
police bail fi's. 

Sec. 4. Each of such police bailiflfs shall execute 
a bond, with one or more sureties, to be approved 
by the Mayor, in the sum of one thousand dollars, 
coiid t oned for the prompt paymeiit of all moneys 
which shall come into his hands as such bailiff, to 
the person or persons author zed by law to receive 
the same. Such bailifl's shall ric.'ive no other com- 
pensation than that received by them as policemen, 
and shall be subject to he relieved as such bailiff at 
any time by such Police Justices severally, and their 
places filled as in thetirst instance. 

Sec 5. That hereafterthe Police '"ourt inand for the 
North Division of the city of ChicaLCo shall be held 
in the building located at No. 18 ) North Dearborn 
str. et, on the site formerly occupied as an engine 
house. 

POLICE. 

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to whom was referred the coramunication of C. 
R. M;itf*on, Clerk of the Police Court, nominating 
A. L. Amberg Clerk of the West Side Police Court, 
submitted a report reeommcndiug that the commu- 
nication be placed on lile. 

Aid. Schiffiier moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred a com- 
munication from C. R. Matson, Clerk of the Police 
Court, nominating J. J. Healey for Clerk of the Po- 
lice Court for ihe North Division, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the nomination be con- 
firmed. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Police, to whom was n-ferred 
the communication of C. R. Matson, E^q., Clerk of 
the Police Court, nominating John J. Healey for 
Clerk of the North Division Police Court, having 
had the same under consideration, beg leave to re- 
port: 

'I'hnt by the charter and ordinance providing for 
a Police Cnintin the North Division, the ofRce of 
Clerk of said court must be filled by a nomination 
from the <'lerk of the PoHce Court, and the concur- 
rence of the Common Council thereon. 

Respectfully submitted. 

JOHN J. KNICKERBOCKER, 
L. SCIIAFFNER, 
G. POWELL, 
M. HEATH, 

Committee on Police. 
PRINTING. 

Aid. Sherwood, of the Committee on Printing, 
asked further time le report on communications in 
his hands. 

Leave was granted. 

UNFINISHED BU.SINESS. 

Report of the Select Committee on establishing 
lire limits, laid over and published Nov. 27, 1871. 

AM. McGenniss moved that the report be referred 
the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schaft'ner moved that all remonstrances 
against theoniinance proposed, by the above com- 
mittee, be 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Holden moved •that the committee be in- 
structed to report at the earliest possible moment. 
The motion prevailed. 



Report of the Committee on Bridewell relative to 
the appointmeTit of Z. R. Brockway as Superintend- 
ent of the House of Correction, laid over and pub- 
lished November 27, 1871. 

Aid. Schaffnor moved that the report be referred 
to the Commis.'sioners of the House of Correction. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Finance on the cora- 
munication of the City Comptroller, relative to the 
charred contents of his safe, laid over and published 
November 27. 1S71. 

Aid. Holden moved that the report be placed on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Railroads on ordinance 
^ranting permission to 1 si y a railroad track across 
Tucker, Gage, and Laurel streets, laid overand pub- 
lished November27, 1871. 

Aid. Tracey moved that the ordinance be recom- 
mitted to the Committee on Railroads. 

The motion prevailed. 

A report and ordinance for the vacation of alleys 
in bl"ck 19, Wa'sh's subdivision of S ^ of S E ^ of 
section 20, 39, 14, laid over and published November 
27, 1S71. 

Aid. Bond moved that the ordinance be refen-ed 
to the Corporation Counsel, with instructions to re- 
port his opinion as to the power of the Council to 
vacate streets and alleys. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the Clerk obtain a copy 
of the ordinance providing for the purchase ot a 
site for water works for the West Division from the 
Board of Public Works, and report the same to this 
Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bond moved that the r'lerk procure copies of 
the Revised Ordinances andCharter Amendment*, by 
purchase or otherwise, for the use of each commit- 
tee of this Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. SchafFner moved that the Council do now 



The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 



T. HOTCHKTSS, 

City Clerk, 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present — Aid. Daggy. 

AhseMt — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, 
Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Hickey, GuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bate- 
ham, Powell,' Holden, Bond, Glade, Sweet, 
Wiibeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleve- 



land, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, S^^out, Schaffner, 
Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, 
Busse, Woodman, and Mr. President. 

There being no quorum, the Council stood ad- 
journed. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present — Aid. Dagey. 

Absent — Aid. Knickerbocker, Bo\ven,Otis, Dixon, 
Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, 
Hickay, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Puwell. 
Holden, Bond, Glade, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, 



McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Bnshe, Woodman, 
Mr. President. 

There being no quorum present, the Council stood 
adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present — AW. Bowen, Oti.«, Coey, McGeiiiiiss. 
Thompson, Daggy Stone, Tracy, Hicbeyj 
Oullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Batehain, Pow- 
ell, Holden, Glade, ' Sweet, Wiibecb, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gil!, Cleve- 
land, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, S*-out, Schaffner, 
Lengacher, McCafl'rey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, 
Busse, Woodman, and Mr. President. 

Absent — Aid. Knickeihocker, Dixon, Schmitz, and 
Bond. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Tracy moved that the minutes of the regu- 
lar meeting, held December 18th, 1871, the adjourn- 
ed regular meeting held December 21st, 1871, the 
regular meeting held December 25th, 1871, and the 
regular meeting held January 1st, 1872, be approved 
without being read . 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Petition of C. Brinkmayer, forcompensationforin- 
juries caused by a fall from a sidewalk on Ontario 
street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Petition of James Callaghan, Robert Wilson and 
others for an increased supply of water, was 
Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Petition of Max Mohn for a free peddler's license, 
was 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of N. Matson and others for the exten- 
ti on of the fire limits to the bounaaries of the city, 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Petition of Daniel R. Brant for permission to cov- 
er the one-story frame building No. 495 Michigan 
avenue with brick, in accordance with the lire ordi- 
nance, was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and VTater. 

Petition of James Forsyth & Co., for permission to 
have the temporary use of from 6 to 8 feet of the 
sidewalk space in front of Nos. 154 and 156 West 
Lake street for business purposes, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division.. 

Petition of E. W. Brev;ster, asking permission to 



remove a frame cottage at present located at No. 418 
West Madison street, to a more secluded residence 
portion of the city, was, on motion of Aid. Wit- 
beck, 
Granted. 

Petition asking that the driving of hogs and cattle 
on improved streets be prohibited, was 
Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Petition of property owners on Larabee 
street, between Clyhourn avenue and North 
avenue, asking that the rebate due for paving said 
Larabee street between said points be paid to them, 
was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of W. R. Floto.. for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of S. L. Wagner, for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was 

Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of property owners, for change of side- 
walk grade north side of Madison street, between 
Desplaines street and Halsted street, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of property owners, asking for the removal 
of a planing mill ;uid sash factory located or? block 
two (2), between Aberdeen street iuid Center avenue, 
belonging to Messrs. Harris and Childs, was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

Aid. Bailey presented a resolution for the erec- 
tion of a viaduct over the Chicago, Burlington and 
Quincy railroad track at Sixteenth and Canal streets, 
which was. 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys 
of the West Division. 

Petition of Geo. S. Curtis, asking that the triangu- 
lar lot between Archer avenue, Burnside street and 
Twentieth street, belonging to the city, be leased to 
him, was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds. 

Petition of J. C. H. Breytspraakfor a free peddler's 
license. 

Aid. Hickey moved to refer to Committee on Li- 
censes. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Petition of Isaac Toroskcy, for a free pedfiller's 
license, was 

Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Alexander Brumraens, for a free ped- 
dler's license, was 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Michael Costello, for a license to sell 
relics, was 
ReferreJ to Committee on Licenses. 

Communication from L. J. Gerhardt, asking com- 
pensation for drugs and medicines used for Andrew 
Beering, police officer. 

Aid. Stout moved to refer to Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Holden presented a resolution relative to 
amount of money nov/ in treasury, how much ofthe 
same is credited to the Water Fnnd, and how much 
has been paid into the City Treasurj' during the two 
years ending December, 1871. 

Aid. Gill moved to refer to Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Holden presented a 
preamble and resolution relative to the exchange of 
the Ira Jiidd tract for a small portion of the MiUi- 
man tract, and asking that Corporation Counsel be 
required to report whether the exchange was bind- 
ing on the city if it w^as procured by bribery, &c., 
at the next regular meeting. 

Aid. Gill moved that the resolution be referred to 
Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Holden presented a communication covering 
a resolution directing the Board of Public Works to 
report to Council why numerous shanties and frame 
buildings are allowed to be erected outside the burnt 
district and inside the tire limits, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, directed to report to this Council at 
its next regular meeting, to wit : By what authority 
the numberless shantit-s, and other frame structures, 
are erected and being erectei outside the burnt dis- 
trict and inside the tire limits. 

Aid. Otis presented a communication covering a 
resolution relative to a free public library, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That a Committee of three be appointed 
to make arrangements for suitable rooms in which 
to receive the contributions alreadv made, and re- 
port to this Council v.'hat further action may be 
necessary to secure a public library, free to all citi- 
zens, upon a permanent basis. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of David A. 
Gage, City Treasurer. 
Aid. Holden moved that the bond be apijroved. 
The motion prevailed. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFtCERS. 
The Clerk presented the following communica- 
tions from His Honor the Mayoi: 

Mayor's Office, \ 
Dec. 27, '71. 5 
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen of the city of 
Chicacfo in Common Council assembled: 
Gentlemen: By request of the Hon. Wirt 
Dexter, Chairman of the Executive 

Commitiee of the Chicago Relief and 
Aid Society, I herewith transmit to your honorable 
body copies of the- •' Fiist Special Report ofthe 
Chicago Relief and Aid Society," in compliance 
-with section 9 of the charter of said Society. 

Joseph Medill, 

Mavor. 



Aid. Gill moved that the communicatien be placed 
on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, Jan. 8, 1872. 
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago, in Common Council assembled. 

Gentlemen : I hereby appoint the present incum- 
bent, Murray F. Tuley," Esq., to the office of Counsel 
to the Corporation for the term of two years, ending 
on the second Monday of December, A. D. 1873, 
and respectfully request the concurrence of your 
honorable body in such appointment. 

Joseph Medill, Mayor. 

Aid, Holden moved that the appointment of Mur- 
ray F. Tuley as Corporation Counsel be confirmed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, > 

Dec. 23,1871. 5 
To the Hon. Board of Aldermen of the city of 

Chicago, in Common Council assembled: 

Gentlemen: I return herewith without my ap- 
proval, a resolution relative to a committee of inves- 
tigation and short-hand reporter to report the 
evidence, adopted by the Council December 18, 
1871, as follows: 

" Resolved, That the Select Committee on Investi- 
gation be authorized to employ counsel to assist 
theminthe investigation, and aJso a short-hand re- 
porter to report the evidence, and that the Alder- 
men, or other persons accused before said Commit- 
tee of Investigation, be notitied to appear belore 
them, and that they be allowed counsel." 

My reasons for so doing are: Ist. That 
I am advised by the Corporation 
Counsel that so much of the resolution as author- 
izes the committee to employ counsel to assist them 
in the investigation is illegal, as the Common 
Council has no power to employ, or authorize the 
employment, by a committee, of counsel not con- 
nected with the Law Department of the city. 

That this has been expressly so decided in the 
State of New York upon charter provisions similar 
to our own. 

The Comptroller, with the approval ofthe Mayor, 
is vested with the power to employ additional 
counsel, in special cases, by the provisions ofsection 
5, chapter 5 of the city charter, but I can discover 
no necessity for so doing in the present case, as I 
believe that the officers of the Law Department 
(whose services the committee have the right to de- 
mand) can and Avill act impartially toward " ac- 
cused" and "accusers;" and as to their legal ability 
to discharge theii' duties, there can be no question. 

2. The resolution provides that persons who 
" may be accused shall be allowed counsel." This 
is susceptible of the interpretation that they may be 
allowed counsel by the act of the city authorities, 
and that the city shall pay such counsel. It is, at 
least, doubtful in its meaning. If the words "at 
their own expense" were added to the resolution, 
all doubt as to its meaning would be removed. I 
cannot consent that even the " risk" shad betaken 
that the city may have to pay for " counsel " so 
employed. I am, therelore, obliged to disapprove of 
the resolution. Joseph Medill, Mayor. 

Aid. Gill moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the resolution was adopted. 
The motion prevailed. 

Al'l. Daggy moved that the veto and resolutions 
be placed on file. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, > 
Chicago, Jan. 6, 1872. ) 
To the Hon. Board of Aldermen of the city of Chi- 
cago, ill Coinmon Council assembled : 
I herewith submit to your honorable body a com- 
munication in relation to the merits of the Babcock 
Fire Extinguisher, and advising the purchase of ma- 
chines for the city, signed by S. M. Mooie and five 
others. .Joseph Medill, Mayor. 



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Aid. Otis moved that the conuniinicntiou Ibe refer- 
red to the (Jomniittee on Ifjrc and Water. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
The following- communication : 

Mayor's Office, > 
Chicago, Dec. 24, 1871, ) 
To the Hon. Boar,l of Aldenneu 'of the city of Chi- 
cago, in Comnnni Council assembled : 
Gentlemen: I incio-e hetewith u copy of the opin- 
ion of the Law Department in regard to the action of 
your honorable body, in designating John Summer- 
tield, Esq., to hold the Police Court of the South 
Division. 

I have no doubt that your action wac; had under a 
belief that the law required the designation of two 
person.s to hold the court, and that Mr Summcrfield 
could be designated ; but believingtbat the interests 
o' the city should not be jeopardized by suits that 
might grow out of the acts of Mr. Sumraertield as 
Pol ice Justice, I have directed the Police Commis- 
sioners to act in accordance with the opinion of the 
Law Department. 

I also transmit herewltli a copy of my communi- 
cation to the Board of Police. 
Respectfully. 

Joir;?H Medill, Mayor. 
Aid. Gardner moved that the communication be 
referred to the Committee on Police. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Public \Yorks picsented a report and 
ordinance for the construction of a 16 foot side- 
walk on the east side of Market street, which was 

Referred to the Committee ou Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

Also, 

A report from the Board of Public Works in rela- 
tion to the Miner street lamp, and asking that the 
order directi/ig tlse purchase of the same be re- 
pealed, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 
Also, 

A certified copy of ;i report and ordinance pre- 
sented by the Board of Public Works for the pur- 
chafje of a site for new pumpitig works. 

Aid. Ilolden moved that the report and ordinance 
be referred to the Committee on Wharves and Pub- 
lic Grounds. 

Aid. Otis moved that it be referred, to the Commit- 
tee oji Fire and Water. 

Question being on the motion of Aid. Holden, 

Aid. Otis demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes—Tracy, Hickey, Powell, Holden, Witbeck, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Buebler, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Schaiiner, L eugacher, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse 
— 16. 

iVoes— Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Stoiie, Cullerton, Bailey, dowry, Bateham, 
Glade, Heath, Gill, Cleveland, Stout, McCaffrey, 
Woodman, Mr. President — 19. 

Question recurring on the motion of Aid. Otis to 
refer to the Committee on Fire and Water, it was 

CaiTied. 

Also, 

A Report and Ordinance providing for the straight- 
ening of West Lake Street, through Lotsl, 2 and 3, 
of Turner's Subdivision of J^ot 4, in S. ^ of S. E. 
X, Section 12, T. 39 N., R. 13 E., was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

The City Comptroller preseiited a communication 
relative to bids for the sale of the old Engine-house 
on West Jackson Street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 
Also, 

A report of the amount of interest paid into the 
City Treasury, on the City Deposits, by D. A. Gage, 
City Treasurer, 

Aid. McGrath moved that Report be published, and 
referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is tlie Report : 



City Comptroller's Office, } 
CiKCAGO, January 8,1872. \ 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the citj' of Chicago, 

in Common Cou)icil iissemblcd: 

Gentlemen : In response to a resolution of your 
honorable body, passed December 18, 1871, I re- 
spectfully report that the City Treasurer, Hon. 
David A. Gage, has deposited i J the City Treasury, 
as interest on city deposits, the sum of sixty-four 
thousand eight hundred and twi-nty-nine 7-lOa dol- 
lars, as follov/s : 

In October, 1870 $46 .000. 00 

In December, 1870 19,829.07 



Tot;d $64,829.07 

]l'.'.;pecliully submitted, 

Geo. Taylor, City Comptroller. 
Also, 
A communication relative to the payment of 
$1,368 12-100 to Wuhvorth, TM'ohig&Furse, for work 
done on City Hall, v,diich was 
Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

The School Agent presented the quarterly report 
of receipts and expenditures from October 1, 1871, 
to January 1, 1872. 
1 Aid. McGrath moved that the report be placed on 
liie. 
The motion rirevailed. 
I 

I THE BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESENTED 

a communication requesting that tlie building 
ownei by The city on the corner of Halsted street 
and Twelfth street, and used as a Primary School 
building, be disposed of, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 
Al.*o, 

A communication calling attention to their appli- 
cation for an appropriation of $60,000 to rebuild the 
Franklin School and Pearson Street Primary School 
buildings. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the communication be 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Corporation Counsel, to whom was referred a 
report and ordinance for the vacation of allevs in 
block 19, Walsh's subdivision of S. % of S. E. H 
of section 20, 39, 14, for his opinion as to the right of 
the city to vacate streets and alleys, submitted a 
report thereon. 

Aid . Plickey moved that the report be laid over 
and publishea, and the ordinance referred to the 
Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report of the Corporation 
Counsel : 

Law Department, Dec. 27th, 1871. 
To the Honorable the Common Council of the city of 
Chicago: 

On the 21st of the present mouth a report and or- 
dinance for the vacation of alleys in block 19, 
Walsh's subdivision, in section 20, town 39 north, 
range 14 east, was referred to me with instructions 
to report my opinion as to the power of the Com- 
mon Council to vacate streets and alleys. 

The Charter of the city provides for the vacation 
of streets and alleys by the same proceedicgs, as* 
near as may be, as are required for the opening or 
widening of streets and alleys, and that tiiere .shall 
be au assessment of damages and benefits cau-sed by 
such vacation. 

Our charter makes no provisions for the assess- 
ment of damages to be made by a jury, as required 
by the constitution of 1870, and I am of the opii ion 
that where any damages are to result from any such 
vacation, no power exists under the present charter 
of the city to vacate streets or alleys. 

Where there is but one owner of all the land abut- 
ting on a street or ullcy, or where all the owners 
of land so abutting join in the vacation, atid where 
there is no appreciable damages to any other person 
or other lands, I see no reason why a vacation can 
not be had with the assent of the corporate authori- 
ties. 

If the fiicts stated in the report in this case arc 
true, I am of the opinion that the Council, with the 



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assent of the owner of abutting lane], would have the 
power to vacate these alleys, and that the ordinance 
in this case would be valid. 

Respectfully, 

M. F. TULEY, 

Corporation Counsel. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. McGenniss presented 
the report of the Committee on Fire and Water on 
the ordinance establishing fire limits in the city of 
Chica<j;o, which was ordered to be 

Laid over and published. 

Thelollowing is the report: 
To the Honorable the Common Council of the city of 

Chic;iyo : 

Gentlemsn: Your Committee on Fire and Water, 
to wliomwas referred the report of the special com- 
mittee appointed by your honorable body to frame 
an ordinance establishing fire limits, beg leave to 
report that your committee, in addition to the re- 
port above referred to, had also referred to them all 
petitions, remonstrances, and communications on 
this subject then before the Common Council, and 
have given all these the consideration the great im- 
portance of the question discussed by each demand- 
ed. Your committee are constantly reminded, in the 
consideration of the difterent documents, of the 
great diversity of opinion that exis,8 in the minds 
of all classes of our citizens in regard to the matter 
of fire limits, where they shall begin and where 
they shall end. It is the experience of .your com- 
mittee that no six men will agree in regard to this ; 
but are agreed that the question should be settled 
with as little delay as possible ; that the limits be 
fixed, and that a reasonably stringent ordinance be 
passed and enforced, that the uncertainty existing 
should be terminated as quickly as possible. Your 
committee cannot and will not try to reconcile the 
difterences i.f opinion that so largely obtain in re- 
gard io the question of limits. We can only recall 
the fact that the city v/as destroyed by fire, that we 
are painfully reminded of the fact daily. 
We have in view the fearful wreck caused by that 
fire, the misery, suflering and death that was there- 
by entailed upon us; havina: all this in view, and 
knowing and believing that the one cause contribut- 
ing to this wholesale destruction was the innumera- 
ble wooden structures in the tracli of the fire. This 
is the admitted cause of the destruction, admitted 
without controversy. This being admitted, we re- 
jneraber that there still remains in the West Divi- 
sion miles upon miles of wooden structures as in- 
flammable and incendiary as anjnhing in the world, 
and that a large part of what remains of the South 
Division is equally as hazardous, and all, under 
similar conditions, liable to ignite and 
complete the fearful work of destruction. 
These facts being admitted, what, then, becomes the 
duty of everyone having the best interests of our 
city at heart? Your committee fail to see but one 
way out of this difficulty, and that is to prohibit tlie 
-erection of any more wooden structures within the 
borders of the city. Other and quite as weighty 
reasons as the protection of what remains of Chicago 
can be urged in favor of adopting this ceurse. 
Your committee refer to one or two of the most prom- 
inent. We consider it as eminently unjust to draw 
an imaginary line through the ditferent divisions, 
and permit the inhabitants of one side of a 
street to build of wood and compel those 
■on the other side to build of brick, stone, 
or other non-combustible material. This we 
regard as a species of special legislation pro- 
hibited by tht; constitution of our State. The 
disabilities imposed upon our business men and 
capitalists bj^ the rates of insurance amounts to a 
generous tax v\^hich would not be submitted to for a 
moment if imposed by municipUor State authority. 
This tax is now so onerous, and threatens to becorne 
still more so, as to occasion grave apprehensions 
that every branch of business and industry will be 
crippled, and that capital will find out other local- 
ities where the odds are not so fearfully against 
it. 

In our great cab^mity, the sympathy of the world 
was freely extended to all our suft'ering people. Can 
we expect, should we again be visited by a similar 
catastrophe, that any sympathy, aid, or assistance 



would be shown to us ? We certainly could not if 
we go on and repeat the follj' that has cost us so 
much. We could h^ive no claim on the generosit}' 
that sprang to our relief in October. 

We are daily and nightly admonished of our 
danger. The alarm bell is almost constantly 
sounding in our ears, and the red glare of burning 
buildings by night shows that the work of destruc- 
tion still goes on. Let us act the part of wisdom, 
and, as far as lies in our power, prevent the city 
from being again built of wood, to be again as cer- 
tainly destroyed. 

Your committee respectfully submit herewith an 
ordinance carefully drawn, and ask that it receive 
the calm, deliberate action due a subject burden- 
ed with such grave consequences. 

J. W. McGenniss, 

H. WiTBECK. 
THE ORDINANCE. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city 

of Chicago. 

Section 1. The present and future limits of the city 
of Chicago shall be the " fire limits " of said city, 
and no building shall hereafter be erected within 
the limits of said city unless the roof, the outsides, 
paity and division walls sh 11 be constructed of in- 
combustible m;tterials; nor shall any wooden build- 
ing within the said city, when the same shall have 
been damaged to the extent of 50 i^er cent, of its 
value, be repaired or rebuilt; the extent of such 
damage to be ascertained in tne manner provided by 
this ordinance (said chapter 9) ; nor shall any build- 
ing be hereafter erected ,within said city, unless 
a permit for the erection thereof shall have first 
been obtained from the Board of Public Works of 
said city : Provided, however, the fee for the issu- 
ing of any such permit shall not exceed fifty cents. 

Sec. 2. No building or stiucture of any kinder 
description shall be erected, constructed, or repaired 
within the city limits, as described in section one of 
this ordinance, unless the same be done with brick, 
stone, iron, or other incombustible materials, and 
all buildings which shall, or may hereafter, be 
erected or constructed Avithin the said citj^ limits 
shall have outside walls of not less than one foot in 
thickness: and if any such building shall be more 
than two and not more than three stories in height 
(above the basement), the outside and party walls 
of the basement and first story shall be not less than 
sixteen inches in thickness; ana if any such build- 
ing shall be more than three stories in height 
(above the basement); the outside walls of the base- 
ment and first story shall be not less than sixteen, 
and the party walls not less than twenty inciies in 
thickness; theoutside walls of the second and third 
stories shall be not less than twelve inches in thick- 
ness, and the party Avails not less than sixteen inches, 
and the walls of the remaining stories shall be not 
less than twelve inches in thickness: Provided, 
however, that when any building of more than three 
stories in height (above basement) is to be erected, 
the lateral outside wall of Avhich is to be built ad- 
joining or Avithin less than lour inches of the lateral 
outside wall of any building already erected, then 
the first mentioned wall, as to the- first, 
second, and third stories, maj^ not be 
less than sixteen inches in thickness; and 
l^rovided further, that build ngs erected and used 
as dwellings only may be constructed with walls, in 
all cases, four inches lets in thickness tlian is 
above specified. No building which may be erected 
shall have any bay or oriel Avindow constructed of 
wood cxtendingover three ieet above the floor of the 
third storv ofsaid building, and no cornice con- 
structed of wood shall be ailoAved on any house 
over two stories in heisht, counting the bar-ement (if 
any) as one story : and no felt, tar or composition 
roofing of any kind shall be placed upon or used in 
the construction of the roof of any building within 
the said city limits, except the same is laid upon or 
over a coat of Avater lime cement of not less than 
one-half inch in thickness. The felt must be cov- 
ered with distilled cement (and the use of crude 
coal tar or crude pine tar or this purpose ie 
prohibited), and 'well covered v\'ith gravel. 
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any building, the same shall be constructed of fire- 
proof material. Whenever two or more buildings, 
■which may be hereafter erected within the city 
limits, shall be so built that their walls shall come 
together or touch each other, there shall be erected 
and maintained between such buildings, for the en- 
tire depth thereof, a fire or partition wallo brick, 
which said wall shall not be less than one foot in 
thickness, and at least eighteen inches in height 
above the roofs of such buflaings; and all outside 
and party w'alls shall be carried up not less than 
eighteen inches above the roof of any such building. 
All posts, beams and other timbers in outside and 
party walls of buildiniis in said city limits shall be 
separated at least eight inches from each other, with 
stone or brick, laid, in mortar or cement. There 
shall be not more than thirty feet space between the 
party or outside ^Yalls of any buildings which may 
be erected within said city limits, unless such build- 
ing shall be supported by iron or other columns or 
supports of tire-proof material. 

Sec. 3. That no building within said city limits 
not constructed and built as provided in section tw^o 
of this ordinance shall hereafter be occupied or 
used, in whole or in part, as or for any of the trades, 
occupations or business hereinafter'' mentioned, to 
wit: Planing mills, sash, door or blind factories, 
furniture factory, distillery, brewery, agricultural 
implements, or wood or willow ware manufactory, 
match or fire-work manufactory, or the 
making, distilling, or manufacture of var- 
nish, naphtha, coal, or other inflammable oil, oralco- 
holic spirits ; nor shall any such trade, occupation, 
or business be carried on within any building or 
place in said city without a permit in writing first 
obtained from the Board of Public Works 
of said city ; but it is hereby 

provided that said Board of Public Works 
shall be, and ai'e hereby, authorized to grant permits 
for the carrying on of any such trade or occupation 
or business in any building in said city, which at 
the time of the passage of this ordinance shall have 
been occupied or used, in whole or in part, ibr any 
such trade, occupation, or business, but upon such 
terms and conditions as to the using of precautions 
against fire, as to the removing or storage of mate- 
rial or shavings, as to the inclosing the building with 
brick, and as to the erection of fire or partition 
walls in or through any such building, as to the said 
Board of Public Works may seem proper. All per- 
mits issued under this section shall run for one year, 
but may be renewed annually. Any such permit 
may be revoked or annulled by said Board of Public 
Works whenever said Board shall be satisfied that 
the person to whom the same was issued has vio- 
lated or failed, neglected or refused to comply with 
any of the terms or conditions upon which the 
same was issued. Any person carrying on any 
such trade, occupation or business within said 
city, without such permit, or having received any 
such permit, shall violate, neglect, fail or refuse to 
comply with any of the terms or conditions thereof, 
such person shall pay a tine of twenty-five dollars, 
and shall also be liable to a penalty of twenty-five 
dollars for each and every day that he or she shall 
carry on any such trade, occupation or business 
without such permit. 

Sec. 4. No brewery, tannery, packinghouse or 
lumber yard shall hereafter be erected or located 
within the limits ot the city, except the same be 
erected or located within a space ot three 
hundred feet in width on either side of 
and adjoining the OhiciigoRiver and slips 
south of 16th street and north of 
Chicago avenue; and the same sliall be subject to 
such regulations or restrictions as are now or may 
be hereafter imposed by the Common Council. 

Sec. 5. Buildings which may have heretofore 
been erected of wood, on the wharting privileges 
within the city limits, for warehouse and storage 
. purposes only, shall not be Ufc^ed for any other than 
warehouse or siorage purposes ; and if they shall be 
used for any other than said purposes, they shall be 
subject to be reraoYcd by the Board of Public Works 
after thirty days' notice to Ihe owner or occupant 
thereof to remove the same, to be given by the said 
Board. 



Sec. 6. Sheds not exceeding twelve feet in height 
at the peak or highest part thereof, and privies not 
exceeding ten feet square and twelve feet in ^height 
at the peak, may be constructed of wood, and shall 
not be subject to the provisions of this chapter. 
Provided, that this term " shed " be so construed as 
to mean a structure with a roof sloping one way, 
with one or more sides of said structure entirely 
open . But all depositories for ashes shall be built of 
brick or other fire-proof material, without wood in 
any part thereot. 

Sec. 7. No wood building or part of building 
within said city limits shall be raised, enlnrged, or 
repaired, except as herein provided; nor shall any 
such building, or part of building, be removed 
n-om one lot or place to another within the said 
limits of said city; nor shall any such building be 
removed from without the city limits to any place 
within said city ; nor shall any w^ooden building 
within the limits of said city, which may be dam- 
aged less than 50 per cent, of its value, be so re- 
paired as to be raised higher than the highest point 
left standing after such damage shall have occurred, 
nor so as to occupy a greater space than before the 
injury thereto. 

Sec. 8. The first seven sections of said chapter 9 
of Gary's Laws and Ordinances, entitled " Fire 
Department," are hereby repealed, and the seven 
foregoing sections are hereby sabstituted in lieu 
thereof, and all ordinances and parts of ordinances 
inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 9. That the firstclauscof section 17 of said 
chapter 9 be so amended as to read as follows, to wit: 
No chimney shall be built in any building within the 
city limits with less than eight inches thickness of 
brick completely imbedded in lime mortar, except 
where tile is used, and in such case there shall be 
not less than four inches in thickness of brick simi- 
larlj' imbedded and lined with cvlinder or drain 
tile. 

Sec. 10. This ordinance as amended shall be 
in force from and alter its passage and due publi- 
cation. 

The City Clerk presented a report covering bids 
received by him for reprinting the Council proceed- 
ings of the last municipal year. 

Aid. Sherwood moved that the report be referred 
to the Comptroller, with power to act, and with in- 
structions to accept the lowest bid, provided the 
work can be done with dispatch. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Fish Inspector presented his report of fish 
inspected during the year 1871. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the report be published 
and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Chicago, Jan. 1, 1871. 
To the Hon. Common Council of the city of Chicago: 

Gentlemen: I have the honor to report that for 
the year ending Dec. 31, 1S71, the following number 
of packages (half ban els) ot tish were inspected . 

In the fish house of Samuel P. Walley, 16,308 pack- 
ages. In his warehonse was destroyed by fire 5,793 
packages. 

In the fish house of Nye, Campbell & Co., 10,067 
packases. 

In the fish house of E. E. Bromelow & Co., 9,049 
packages. 

In the fish house of Hapgood , Biaelow & Co. , 7,513. 

In the fish house of J. W. Hobson & Son, 2,708 
packages. 

In the fish house of Dix & Case, 2,009 packages. 

Total number of packages of fish inspected, 
47,654. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. C. WiNKLEMAN, 

City Inspector. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Schatt'ner presented 
the resignation ot Fred. Metzke, as Boiler Inspector. 

Aid. Schaft'ner moved that the resignation be ac- 
cepted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Clarke moved that the Council proceed to the 
election of Boiler Inspector. 



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Aid. McGrath demanded tlic ayes aud noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— A\d. Boweu.Otis, Coey, Thompson, Daggy, 
Stone, Tracy, Ilickey, Cullerton, Bailey, (Jlowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Ilolden, Giade, Heath, Gardner, 
Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Schaft'ner, 
Lengacher, McCaflVey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, 
Busse, Woodman, Mr. President — 30. 

iVoes— Aid. McGenniss, Witbeck, McGra th, 
Schmidt, Stout— 5. 

Aid. Batehum nominated Wm. Ryan. 

Aid. McCaffrey nominated John D. Murphy. 

Aid. Otis nominated Wm. Baragwanath. 

Aid. Clarke moved that the' Chair appoint three 
tellers. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Chair appointed as such tellers : Aid. Clarke, 
Gill, and Bateham. 

The Council proceeded to a ballot with the follow- 
ing result : 

Whole number of votes cast 35 

Necessary for a choice 18 

Wm. Baragwanath received 2 

Wm. Ryan received 8 

J. D . Murphy received 25 

J. D. Murphy having received the majority of 
number of votes cast, was declared duly elected 
Boiler Inspector for the ensuing term. 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Police, on communi ca- 
tion of the Clerk of the Police Court nominating J. 
J. Healy as Clerk of the Noi'th Division, laid over 
and published Dec. 21, 1871. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the report be accepted 
and placed on tile. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Clarke moved that the nomination of J. J. 
Healy be confirmed 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes — Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Daggj', Stone, Tracy. Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, 
Clowry, Bateham, Witbeck, Sherwood, Gill, Cleve- 
land, Stout, Woodman, Mr. President— 20. 

jX'oes— Powell, Ilolden, Heath, Gardner, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmitz,Schafituer, Lengacker, McCaffrey, 
Carney, ClarKe, Ogden, Busse — 14. 

Report of the Comnlittee on Judiciary on the 
contest of Blohme vs. Knickerbocker, laid over and 
published Dec. 21, 1871. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as fol- 
lows : 

ui^es— Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGennis, Thompson, 
I>aggy, Stone, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, 
Clovvsy, Bateham, PoVvell, Holden, Witbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffiier, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. Pres- 
ident— 33. 

JVoes— McGrath, 

Aid. Gardner moved that the Board of Public 
Works be, and they are, hereby directed to remove 
the partition built across the south end of the Coun- 
cil chamber, and erect suitable seats for the accom- 
modation of citizens attenciing the meetings of the 
Council. 

Th,i motion prevailed by a unanimous vote. 

Aid. Otis moved that the ordinance establishing 
tire limits be made the sjiecial order for Monday 
evening; next, at 8 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as fol- 
Io\vs : 

Ayes — Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson. 
Daggy, Stone, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, 
Clowry, Bateham, Hoklen, Witbeck, Heath, Gard- 
ner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Schaffner, 
Clarlie, Ogden, Woodman. 3Ir. President— 26. 

iVoes— McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, Mc- 
Caffrey, Carney, Busse— 7. 

RESOLUTIONS. 

Aid. Daggy presented a resolution relative to the 
employment of a short-hand Reporter for the Select 



Committee on Investigation of the Charges of Brib- 
ery and Corruption, and moved its adoption. 

Aid. Bowen demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote: 

Ayes — Daggy, Stone, Powell, McGrath, McCaffrey,. 
Busse — 6. 

iVbes— Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Tracy, Hickey, Culk-rlon, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham,. 
Holden, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, 
Cleveland, Buehler, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Len- 
eracher, Carney, Clarke, Og:len, Woodman, Mr. 
President- -27. 

Aid. Bailey presented a resolution relative to lay- 
ing gas main and erecting lamp posts on Wright 
street, from Stewart avenue to Morgan street, which 
was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 
MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 
Aid. Buehler presented the jjetition of Fred 
Brodie, for a free peddler's license, Vv^h ch on his- 
motion, was 
Granted. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
FINANCE. 

Aid. Bateham, of the Committee on Finance, to- 
whom was referred the petition of Isaac Johns and 
Andrew Peterson, for remuneration for damages sus- 
tained while employed on the High S'-hool building, 
submitted a report recommending them to the gen- 
erosity of the contractor who emploj'^ed them. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

RAILROADS. 

Aid. Woodman, of the Committee on Railroads, to 
whom had been referred a resolution giving the 
West Division R. R. Co. the right to temporarily re- 
move their track on Fifth o,venue, between Van 
Burenand Polk streets, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Otis moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 
in Common Council assembled. 
Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was re- 
ferred the written resolution, having had the same 
under advisement, respectfully report in favor of 
granting the same. 

C. S. Woodman, 
Joseph Otis, 
Henry Sweet, 
Wm. M. Clarke, 
C. T. Bowen. 
Committee on Railroads. 
The following is the resolution : 
Resolved, By the Common Council of the city of 
Chicago, that authority and consent be, and the 
same are hereby, granted to the Chicago West Di- 
vision Railway Company to take up aud remove 
temporarily their railway track on Wells street, 
on Fifth avenue, between Van Buren and Polk 
streets, with the right to reconstruct and restore the 
same, with the necessary curves and side tracks, 
whenever it shall be deeroed by them necessary or 
desirable so to do ; and afterward to maintain and 
use the said track upon the same terms and condi- 
tions, and with the same privileges, immunities, 
and exemptiouH heretofore granted to said Company 
under existing ordinances and contracts, and con- 
tracts relating to the use of that portion of said 
sti-eet for railway purposes. 

SCHOOLS. 
Aid. Daggy, of the Committee on Schools, to 
Avhom had been referred the petition of Peter Wolf 
& Son for lease of old Bridewell land, submitted a 
report recommending that the petition be placed on 
file. 
Aid. Schaffner moved to concur in the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
Of same Committee, to vv'hom was referred the pe- 
tition of the St. Joseph Orphan Asylum for use of 
vacant school building, submitted a report, recom- 



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mending that the prayer of the petitioners be not 
.■granted . 

Aid. Buehlor moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same committee, on petition of John Leipsdorf, 
for reduction of rent of school land in Sec. 23, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the prayer of the 
petition be not granted, and that the same be placed 
■on file. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also. 

Of same committee, to whom was referred a report 
from the City Comptroller, covering bids for the 
rent of the old Bridewell grounds, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the grounds be sold and the 
■communication be placed on file. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred a com- 
munication from the Board of Education asking that 
•certain schools in the North Division be rebuilt, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of the 
accompanying resolution. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the rt;solution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be. and 
they are, requested to advertise forbids for the re- 
construction of the Franklin Street School building, 
and also of the Pearson Street Primary School build- 
ing, and that they report the same to this Council. 
Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred a com- 
munication from the School Agent of receipts and 
expenditures for the quarter ending October 1st, 
1871, submitted a report recommending that the 
same be placed on file. 

Aid. Carney moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
Of same committee to, whom was referred a report 
and order from the Board of Public Works relative 
to the construction of a school house corner of 
Wentworth avenue and Thirty-third street, submit- 
ted a report recommending the passage of the ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Otis^moved that the report be laid oyer and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 
Your Committee on Schools, to whom was re- 
ferred the within order, having had the same under 
consideration, do hereby recommend that the order 
be passed. P Daggy, 

c. c. p. holden, 
Geo. Sherwood, 
JoH.v Knickerbocker, 
Committee on Schools. 
Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, instructed to contract for the erec- 
tion of a school building on the school lot on the cor- 
ner of Wentworth avenue and Thirty-third street, 
in conformity with the plans submitted by the 
Board of Education, at a costof Sbvei.tein thousand 
nine hundred and ninety-five dollars ($17,995.) 
STREETS AND ALLEYS. SOUTH DIVISION. 
Aid. Bowen, of the Committee on Streets and 
Allej's, South Division, to whom was referred a 
petition of prope ty-owners relative to establishing 
the width of sidewalk space on State street, south of 



Jackson, submitted a report recommending that the 
matter be referred to the Board of Public Works, 
with instructions to prepare an ordinance iu 
accordance with the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Doggy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 
STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Heath, of the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, West Division, to whom was retl-rred the peti- 
tion of W. P. Rend & Co. for permission to move a 
stable from Carroll street to a block bounded by 
May and Ann streets, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the prayer of the petition be granted. 

Aid. jPoweli moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

BRIDEWELL. 

Aid. Thompson, of the Committee on Bridewell, to 
whom was submitted bills of" Dr. H. S. Hahn for at- 
tendance at the House of Correction, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Dagt^y moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

PRINTING. 

Aid. Sherwood, of the Committee on Printing, to 
whom was referred a communication from the 
Evening Mail, also resolutions from Aid. Otis and 
Aid. Holden, relative t'o city prijiting, submitted a 
report recommending the adoption of an accom- 
panying resolution. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Printing, to whom was re- 
ferred the communication of the Evening Mail, in 
relation to city printing, also resolution of Aid. 
Otis directing the Comptroller to advertise for bids, 
also the resolution of Aid. Holden fixing and estab- 
lishing the rates of city printing, having had the 
same under advisement, respectfully report that they 
are of the opinion that many complications would 
arise in submitting the question of corporation 
printing to the lowest bidder, involving circulation, 
standing of papers, etc., as to make it impossible 
to make specificaiions as a basis ior such bids that 
would be equitable to all bidders. 

Your committee are also of the opinion that the 
rates heretofore paid, considering the circulation of 
the paper employed, have been considerably too 
high ; and in view of the whole question, they would 
respectfully submit the following resolution : 

Resolved, That the following rates be, and they 
are hereby, fixed to be paid by the city for printing 
during the current municipal year, viz.: For Coun- 
cil Proceedings, Comptroller's Reports, and Proceed- 
ings of the Board of Education, forty-five (45) cents 
for each and every square. For all Corporation No- 
tices and Advertisements, forty-five (45) cents per 
square for the first insertion, and thirty-seven and a 
half (37 X) cents per square for each subsequent in- 
sertion. 

Geo. Sherwood, "i 

S.E.Cleveland,! rt ^-i* 

Wm. TRACT, \ Committee. 
R. B. Stone, J 
ADJOURNMENT, 
Aid. McGrath moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 
The motion prevailed, and 
The Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

.Present — Aid. Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenuiss. 
Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickeyj 
Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Iloldeh', 
Sweet, Wiiheck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill^ 
Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, S*^out, Schafi- 
n^r, Lengacher, McCaffrey. Carney, Clarke, Busse, 
Woodman, and Mr. Presideni. 

Absent— Md. Knickei'bocker, Dixon, Boud, Glade, 
andOgden. 

MINUTES. 
Aid. Clarke moved that the minutes of the regu- 
lar meeting held Jan. 8, 1872, be approved without 
being read. 

The motion prevailed. 
PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 
The Clerk presented the following communjcation 
from his Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, > 
Chicago, Jan. 15, 1872. \ 
To the Hon. Board of Aldermen of the city of Chi- 
cago, in Common Council assembled : 
Gentlemen : At the meeting of the Common 
Councilheld December 11, 1871, your honorable body 
elected John O'Neil Oil Inspector under the provisions 
of the city charter, but the statute of April 19, 1867, 
requires the Mayor and Aldermen to appoint an Oil 
Inspector, and defines his duties. It is represented, 
to me that both appointments should be conferred 
on the same person in older to prevent duplication 
of inspection and extra expense to owners of oil; 
and, whereas, nearly all of the Aldermen who did 
not vote for the appointment of John O'Neil have 
asked nae in writing to appoint him Oil Inspector, 
certifying that, in their opinion, he is an honest and 
competent man for the place;" under these cir- 
cumstances, and in deference to what seems to be 
the almost unanimous wish of the Common Council, 
Ihereby appoint John O'Neil Oil Inspector for the 
city of Chicago, by virtue of the said act of April 
19, 1867, and request the concurrence of your honor- 
able body in such appointment. 

Joseph Medill. 
Aid. Bailey moved that the nomination of John 
O'Neil as Oil Inspector be confirmed. 
The motion prevailed. 



Aiso, 

The following : 

Mayor's Office, ,1 
Jan. 15, 1872.5 
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen of the city'of/ 

Chicago in Common Council assembled: ' , 

Gentlemen : I hereby lappoint J. K. Thompson to 
the' office of Commissioner of the Board of Public 
Works for the term prescribed by law, as the suc- 
cessor of John McArthur, whose term expired on- 
the second Monday of December last, and request, 
the concurrence of your honorable body in sucb- 
appointment." Joseph Medill, Mayor; j. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the communication be i-e- 
ferred to the Committee on Judiciary. , 

The motion prevailed. - "^ 

Also, 

The lol lowing communication : 

Mayor's Office, \ 
Chicago, Jan. 15, 1872. j ^ 
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen of the City of. 

Chicago, in Common Council assembled : 

Gentlemen : The act entitled "An Act to establish* 
a House of Correction, and authorize the confine- 
ment of convicted persons therein," passed Apiil 25, 
1871, among other things provides as follows;" 

Sec. 7. The Superintendent of the said House of 
Correction shall be appointed by the Mayor, by and 
with the conisent of said Board of Inspectors, and he- 
shall hold his office for four years, and until his suc-- 
cessor shall have been duly appointed and qualified. 
But he may be removed at any time when, in theiyj 
judgment, it shall be deemed advisable. 

Sec. 16 provides that the Superintendent of the 
House of Correction shall receive a salary per an- 
num, to be fixed by the legislative authority of such." 
city, to be paid quarterly. 

In pursuance ot the first provision here quoted^ 
the Mayor and Board of Inspectors have appoijited 
Mr. Charles E. Felton (late Superintendent of the 
Buflalo House of Correction) Superintendent of the 
Chicago House of Correction. He asks the sum of 
$3,000 perannum for his serving as such officer, and 
I recommend that his compensation be fixed at that 
amount, which I deem quite reasonable. 

Mr. Felton has qualified by taking the oath of of- 
fice and entered upon the discharge of his duties oi> 
the 13th inst. Mr. B. R. Brockway, the able Superin- 
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eervices the Board of Inspectors were uuable to pro- 
cure, strongly recommended Mr. Chas. E. Felton to 
the board, as a competent and successful manager of 
Buch institutionp, and therefore the appointment 
was tendered to him, and he accepted the eame. 

By the ordinance passed September 4, 1871, the 
Superintendent of the House of Correction is re- 
quired to give a bond in the penal sura of $75,-^ 
000 for the faithful performance of his duties, 
which sum, in the opinion of the board, is ex- 
cessive, and disproportioned to the liabilities 
of that officer, and in which opinion I fullj' con- 
cur. Comparatively little money belonging to the 
city or the institution will ever be in the hands of 
the Superintendent at any one time, the requiremeni 
of a bond for so large a sura, under the circumstant 
cos, I deem unnecessary and oppressive, and recom- 
mend that your ho lorable body reduce said bond to 
a sum not exceeding $10,000, which I consider am- 
ple for the protection of the interest of the city. 
Joseph Medill, Mayor. 

Aid. Holden moved that the communication be re- 
ferred to tlie Committee on Bridewell. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The following communication : 

Chicago, III., > 
Matoe's Office, Jan . 15,1872.) 
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago, in Common Council assembled : 

Gbntlemen : The fire of October 8th and 9th last 
destroyed nearly all the copies of Gary's Laws and 
Ordinances that were in existence, and a republica- 
tion of the same or a new revision of the Charter 
and Ordinances has become a necessity. 

Many of the city officers are without a copy of the 
Charter and Ordinances, and it is necessary for the 
efficient discharge of the duties of the office that 
every officer should be furnished with the same. 
. An advertisement that was inserted in the papers 
by authority of the city, produced but one solitary 
copy. 

The rd i nan ccB that have been paspcd since Gary's 
revision in 1866 can only be found by reference to 
the Ordinance Book in the City Clerk's office, or in 
the printed Council proceedings which have been 
annually published in book form ; but of these lat- 
ter the city owns but one complete set, which are 
to be found in the City Clerk's office. 

Very many of the ordinances contained in Gary's 
revision have been amended and some repealed, so 
that it will be perceived that there issome difficulty 
in ascertaining what the City Ordinances are upon 
any particular subject matter. 

•The charter, also, has been amended several times 
since Gary's revision. These facts, in my opinion, 
render it necessary that a revision of the laws and 
ordinances governing the city should be made 
as soon as practicable. 

The revision can be made by the Law Depart- 
ment, and the city will incur no expense but the 
cost of printing. 

The Corporation Counsel and City Attorney have 
expressed their willingness to undertake the revi- 
eion, and I have no doubt of their ability to perform 
the work. 

The i-evision of 1866 cost the city something over 
three thousand dollars, besides the cost of the print- 
ing and publication. 

I see no nece.-sity of employing any one outside of 
the Law Department, for the purpose of revision, and 
the cost will be small, compared with the costs of 
former revisions. 

It would be impolitic to close the revision until 
after the adjournment of the present session of the 
General Assembly, as it is impossible to know, until 
the close of the se.-sion, how far the legislation of 
that body may affect the charter of our city ; but the 
revision of the ordinances can be commenced imme- 
diately, and the entire revision hrounht to a comple- 
tion as soon as mny be after such adjournment. 

I submit herewith a resolution authorizing such 
revision, and respectfully recommend its passage. 
Joseph Medill, 

Mayor. 



Resolution authorizing arevision of the laws and or- 

dinances of the. city. 

Resolved, That a revision of the laws and ordi- 
nances governing (he city of Chicago be made un- 
der the direction of the Law Department, and that 
the same be submitted to the Council for its action 
thereon, as soon as possible. 

Aid. Dagey raoved to amend the resolntion, by 
inserting the words " at no expense to the city" 
after the words *' Law Department." 

Aid. Schaflfner demanded the ayes and noes on the 
amendment of Aid. Daggy, and the amendment pre- 
vailed by the following vote : 

^3/es—Coey, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy. Hi ck- 
ey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Holden, 
Heath, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, Mc- 
Caffrey, Busse— 23. 

A'oeis— -Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Witbeck, 
ClarKe, Woodman, Mr. President — 7. 

Aid. Doggy raoved the adoption of the resolution 
as ara ended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That a revision of the laws and ordin- 
ances governing the city of Chicago be made under 
the direction of the Law Department, at no expense 
to the city, and that the same be submitted to the 
Council for its action thereon, as soon as practica- 
ble. 

Petition of S. H. Harris, for permission to remove 
the safe belonging to the City Clerk from the ruin« 
of the City Hall, was 

Referred to Committee on Public Buildings. 

Petition of Mrs. E. P. Filch, for a free peddler'* 
license, was, on motion of Aid. Clarke, 
Granted. 

Petition of C. A. Taylor & Co.,for permission to uae 
sidewalk in front of No. 131 West Randolph 8tre«^ 
was, on motion of Aid. Stout, 

Granted. 

Petition of 0. Yager and others, praying that the 
pe^^t-hout?e on Arnold street be removed. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the petition be referred 
to the Board of Health, with inetructionB to grant 
the prayer of the petition at the earliest practicable 
period. 

Aid. Schaffner moved as an amendment that the 
Board of Health be also instructed to remove the 
small-pox hospital from Lincoln Park as soon as 
practicable. 

Aid. Daggy accepted the amendment of Aid. 
Schaffner. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the subject matter be re- 
ferred to the Board of Health. 

The quet-tion beingon the motion of Aid. McGrath, 
the ayes and noes were called and the motion lost by 
the following vote: 

Ayes— Otis, Thompson. Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, 
Clowry, Holden, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Bueh> 
ler, McGrath, Stout, McCatfrey, Carney— 15. 

iVo6S— Bowen, Coey, McGenniss, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Bateham, Sweet, Gili, Cleveland, 
Schmidt, Schaffner, Lengacher, Clarke, Busse, Wood- 
man, Mr. President— 18. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Daggy as amended by Aid. Schaft'ner, the ayes and 
noes 'were called, and the motion prevailed by the 
following vote : 

Aye$--A.\d. Bowen, Coey, McGenniss, Daggy, 
Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, HicKey. Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Holden, Sweet, Heath, Gardner, Sher- 
wood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Schmidt, Stout, 
Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaftVey, Carney, Clarke, 
Bunse, Woodman, Mr.' President — 29. 

aVoes— Aid. Otis, Thompson, Cullerton, McGrath 
— 4. 

Petition of Joel Ellis and others, for reduction of 
rent of stalls on West Market square, was 
Referred to Committee on Markets. 

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lustructed to inquire the cause of the domonstration 
OD the street in tront of the City Hall. 

Aid. Bailey moved as an amendment that the 
chair appoint a committee of two for that pur- 
pose. 

The amendment prevailed. 

The chair appointed as such committee Aids. Mc- 
flrath and Bailey. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Gardner, of 
the Committee on Public Buildings, to whom 
had been referred the bills of Joseph Hogan, sub- 
mitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Busse moved that the report be liid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Public Buildings, to whom was 
referred an unpaid balance of bills of Joseph Ho- 
gan, having had the same under advisement, re- 
spectfully report : 

That they have examined the same and find that 
there is now due the said Joseph Hogan, for work 
done and materials furnished for the City Hall the 
sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, and your 
committee would recommend the passage of the 
following order : S. 3. GARDNER, 

M. B. BAILET, 
©ATID (JOEY, 
M. 3CHMITZ, 
Committee on Public Buiidiiigs. 



Ordered, That the City Comptroller be, and he i» 
hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Joseph 
Hogat. the sum of two thousand five hundred dol- 
lars, (,$2,500.00), and charge the same to the City 
Hall account. 

Aid. McGenniss moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes, as fol- 
lows : 

-<<ye«— Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Stone, Schmitz, Sweet, Gill, Clarke, Woodman, Mr. 
President— 12. 

iVbes—Daggy, Tracy, Hickey, Cull«rton, Bailey, 
Clowry, Bateham, Holden, Witbeck, Heath, Gard- 
ner, Sherwood, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Busse — 22. 

The confusion in and about the hall being so great,, 
the presiding otlicer addressed the Council as fol- 
lows : 

" Gentlemen of the Council, such an emergency 
as the present I have never yet been called upon t» 
meet. It is plain that no further business can be 
done this evening. I belierc that I shall not exceed 
my authority in declaring this Council now ad- 
journed. The Council is adjourned." 

And the Couneil adjourned. 

€- T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk.. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present — Aid. Boweii, Otis, Coey, McGeuniss. 
Thompson, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cul- 
lerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Holden, 
Sweet, Wiibeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, 
Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, S*^out, Schaff- 
ner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Busse, Wood- 
man, and Ml*. President. 

Absent — Aid. Knickerbocker, Dixon, Daggy, Bond, 
Glade, Clarke, and Ogden. 

CALL 

The Clerk read the following call for the meet- 
ing: 

Chicago, January 15, 1873. 
C. T. Hotchkiss, City Clerk : 

You will call a special meeting of the Common 
Council for Wednesday evening, January 17th, at 
7>i o'clock p. m., for the consideration of the Fire 
Ordinance. 

J. W. McGenniss, Aid. Third Ward. 
Chauncey T. Bowen. 
W. B. Bateham. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the call he placed on 
file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from his Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, i 
Chicago, Jan. 17, 1872. j 
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common Coun- 
cil: 

It has come to my knowledge that a great outrage 
has been perpetrated upon your honorable body at 
its last regular meeting, whereby not only its priv- 
ileges were invaded, but the fair fame of the city, 
as a peaceable and law-abiding community, has been 
tarnished. A large and promiscuous assemblage of 
persons, I am informed, gathered together in the 
North Division of our city, on last Monday evening; 
and with threatening and incendiary transparencies, 
torches, drums, and flags, proceeded in a tumultu- 
ous manner to the Council Chamber of your honor- 
able body (which was then smd there quietly en- 
gaged in the discharge of its proper legislative du- 
ties) with the obvious intention of over-awing and 
intimidating the lawmakers of the city, and in- 
fluencing or coercing them to act in a manner con- 
trary to their judgment and intention. 

Upon arriving at the City Hall this assemblage 
behaved in a disorder! j' and violent manner, rushing 
headlong into your chamber in overwhelming num. 
bers, overpowering your Sergeant-at-Arms and the 



police force placed there lor your protection, break- 
ing open the door of your chamber after your pre- 
siding officer had ordered it closed; flaunting for- 
eign flags, torches, baniiers, and transparencies 
with intimidating devices in your faces, and with 
loud cries and boisterous noises broke up your 
meeting, and compelled your honorable body to 
discontinue its session; that after taking forcible 
possession of your chamber and dispersing the 
legislative body, the furniture thereof was partly 
broken, damaged or destroyed ; that 
many brickbats or other missiles were hurled 
through the windows of your hall by outside con- 
federates of the inside rioters, whereby several per- 
sons, including some of the police ofiicere, were in- 
jured ; and not only was the business of the Coun- 
cil stopped, but the personal s ifety of the Aldermen 
was endangered, by the violence of the mob and the 
peril of the destruction of the building from sudden 
and resistless pressure of numbers. 

Upon learning these disgraceful and mortifying 
facts (as reported to me), I felt it my duty to ac- 
quaint the State's Attorney thereof, and to request 
him in the'name of an outraged city, to lay the mat- 
ter before the Grand Jury of this county, that the 
leaders, particularly, and all others who can be 
identified as participating in this indecent and un- 
lawful attempt to coerce the action of your body in 
its deliberations on any question, may be dealt with 
according to law, and brought to a proper apprecia- 
tioM of the enormity of their conduct by punish- 
ment commensurate with their oft'ense. 

I take It for granted that your honorable body will 
also institute whatever proceedings may be neces- 
sary to vindicate your right to legislate for the peo- 
ple of Chicago free of mob dictation. It has been 
represented to me that one of your body was a leader 
of the crowd that stoned and stormed your cham- 
ber, invaded and broke up your meeting. 

It would appear incredible that any Alderman, 
because he diftered with his brother Alderman on 
any proposed measure of city legislation, could be 
guilty of advising, or assisting in gathering together, 
or marching a tumultuous mass ol' men on the Coun- 
cil chamber, for the purpose of overawing or influ- 
encing his brother Aldermen in the discharge of 
their legislative duties ; but the teetimony adduced 
that this was done is so very strong that it is difii- 
cult to disbelieve it ; anditisdueto the dignity of 
your body that a committee be appointed to investi- 
gate the truth of the matter, and that you shall take 
such action thereon as shall eft'ectually protect you 
against similar raids in the future. 



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The Police Commissioners will take such measures 
as will secure your adequate protection hereafter 
when in discharge of your duties, and will deal with 
such liotous bodies in future in a summary manner. 
The peace, good order, and dignity of the city, and 
the supremacy of the laws, shall be maintained at 
all hazards; and if the organized police force of the 
city should at any time prove inadequate, the mili- 
tary power of the State shall be promptly invoked. 

In conclusion, gentlemen, while I believe that no 
mob attempt to intimidate you in regard to the pro- 
visions of a fire-ordinance (or any other ordinance) 
will have that effect, yet I trust that the recent in- 
decent insult to your body will not influence you in 
an opposite direction, but that you will divest your- 
selves of all feeling or prejudice, and so legislate on 
the fire-ordinance question as on any other question, 
that all will perceive that your deliberations have 
not been deflected or influenced, one way or the 
other, by what occurred at your last meeting. And 
I nledge you that whatever ordinance you pass, 
whether it covers much or little ground, will be en- 
forced, all threats to the contrary notwithstanding. 
Joseph Medill, Mayor. 

Aid. Otis moved that the communication from 
his Honor the Mayor be published and referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. McGrath demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Oullerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Holden, Sweet, Witt^eck, lleain, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Cleveland. Buehler, Schaffner, 
McCaffrev, Carney, Busse, Woodman, Mr. Pres- 
ident— 27. 

Noes — McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher — 4. 

By unanimous consent. 

Aid. Woodman presented a resolution in relation to 
the attack upon the Council Chamber on Monday 
evening, Januai-y 15, 1872, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed, by ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayes — Bowen. Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Stone, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Clowry, Bateham, 
Holden, Svveet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, 
Cleveland, Stout, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Carney, 
Woodman j Mr. President— 24. 

jVoes— Schmitz, Bailey, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Lengacher, Busse— 7. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, The last regular meeting of this Coun- 
cil was violated by a disgraceful mob and forced to 
suspend business; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That all persons possessing any informa- 
tion that will lead to the indictment of any person 
or persons causing the same, be requested to appear 
before the Grand Jury on Monday next, and there 
give said jury all the information they possess. 

Aid. Busse presented a remonstrance of property- 
. owners in tne North Division against the passage of 
the proposed Fire-Limits Ordinance. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the remonstrance be 
laid upon the table temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the Council do now re- 
solve itself into a Committee of the Whole House for 
the purpose of considering the ordinance establish- 
ing the fire limits in the city of Chicago. 

Aid. Otis demanded the aye-t and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 

^yes— Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Powell, Gardner, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, 
Busse— 12. 

TVoes— Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Stone, Schmitz, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, Witheck, 
Heath, Sherwood, Cleveland, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
. McCaffrey, Carney, Woodman, Mr. President— 20. 

The Clerk then presented the ordinance establish- 
. ing fire-limits, together with several petitions for. 
and remonstrances against, said ordinance, which 
were read 

Aid. McGenniss moved that the ordinance be con- 
sidered by sections, beginning with the first section 
f hereof. 



Aid. Buehler moved as an amendment that the or- 
dinance be placed on file. 

Aid. Holden moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Buehler on the table. 

Aid. McGrath demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion to table prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes— A\d. Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Thompson, Stone, Bateham, Powell, Holden, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Cleveland, 
Schaflner, Woodman, Mr. President— 18. 

JVoes— Aid. Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, 
Lengacher. McCaffrey, Carney, Busse — 14. 

The question recurring on the motion of Aid. Mc- 
Gennis to consider the ordinance section by section. 

Aid. McCaffrey demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes — Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson. 
Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Cleveland, 
Schaffner, Woodman. — 18. 

Noes — Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Powell, 
Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, Mc- 
Caffrey, Carney, Busse — 13. 

Aid. Bateham moved to amend section one (1) of 
the ordinance, by striking out the words "The pres- 
ent and future limits of the city of Chicago shall be 
the fire limits of the city," and inserting the words, 
" That the tire limits of the city of Chicago shall be- 
gin at the mouth of the main Chicago river, thence 
running south, bounded by Lake Michigan, to a line 
125 feet south of Thirty -fifth street, thence west to a 
I'ne 125 feet west of Halsted street, thence north to a 
line 125 feet south of Rebecca street, thence 
west to a line 125 feet west of Throop 
street, thence north to a line 125 feet 
south of Twelfth street, thencp west to a 
line 125 feet west of Reuben street, thence north to a 
line 125 feet south of Van Buren street, thence west 
to a line 125 feet west of Western avenue, thence 
north to a line 125 feet north of Walnut street, thence 
east to a line 125 feet west of Reuben street, thence 
north to a line 125 fe*>t north of Chicago avenue, 
thence east to a line 125 feet west of Wells street, 
thence north to a line 125 feet north of North 
avenue, thence east to Lake Michigan, thence 
south bounded by Lake Michigan to the place 
of beginning. 

When a majority of the owners of 
any block per front foot lying m the city of 
Chicago shall petition the Mayor and Common 
Council of the city of Chicago lo be admitted into 
the fire limits, the same shall be granted, and the 
same provisons for protection extended to that and 
all other portions of the city admitted in like man- 
ner that is implied in this ordinance. " 

Aid McGenniss moved as an amendment that the 
tire limits of the city of Chicago shall begin at the 
lake shore where it is intersected with Thirty-ninth 
street; thence west on Thirty-ninth street 
to its intersection with Western avenue; thence 
north on Western avenue to Chicago avenue, thence 
east on Chicago avenue to North Wells street, thence 
north on Wells street to Clark street, thence north- 
westerly Oil Clark street toFullerton avenue, thence 
east to Lake Michigan, thence along the lake shore 
south to the place of beginning. 

Aid. Powell moved, as a substitute, that the pres- 
ent and future fire limits of the city of Chicago shall 
be as follows, to wit : Commencing at the junction 
of the lake with the Chicago river and running south 
to Doughis placeon a line with the shore of Lake 
Michigan to a point 125 feet south of Douglas place, 
thence west to a line 125 feet west of Clark street, 
thence north to a point 125 feet south of Eighteenth 
street, thence west to a point 125 feet west of Canal 
street, thence north to a point 125 feet south of 
Twelfth street, th( nee west lo a point 125 feet west 
of Halsted street, thence nortn to a point 125 feet 
south of Van Buren street, thence west to a point 125 
feet west of Western avenue, thence north to a point 
125 feet north of Chicago avenue. 

Aid. Sobnffner mnvpd to further amend the or- 



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diDauce by makkig the boundary for the North Di- 
■vision "frorn the junction of the river and Chicago 
avenue, thence south to the centre of the main 
river, thence east to a point 125 feet weet of the 
west line of North Wells street, thence to North ave- 
nue, thence east to the lake shore, thence south to 
the place of beginning." 

The Chair decided that, according to the provis- 
ions of Rule 27, further amendments were out of 
order. 

Aid. Schaffner appealed from the decision of the 
Chair. 

The question being, "Shall the Chair be sus- 
tained ?" the ayes and noes were called, and the 
chair was sustained by the following vote: 

Ayes— A\d. Bowen, Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Stone, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Clowry, Bateham, 
Powell, Holden, Witbeck, Heath, Buehler, Stout, 
Woodman— 17. 

Hoes — Aid. Bailey, Sweet, Gardner, Sherwood, 
Gill, Cleveland, Schmidt, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Busse — 12. 

The question then being on the substitute of Aid. 
Powell, it was rejected by the following vote : 

Jr/es— Schmitz, Tracy ,*Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, 
Clowry, Powell~7. 

JVa^/s— Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Stone, Bateham, Hoiden, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Leugacher, Mc- 
Caffrey, Busse, Woodman — 25. 

The question then being on the amendment of 
Aid. McGenniss, it was lost by ayes and noes a« fol- 
lows : 

Ayes — Bowen, Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Stone, 
Holden, Mr. President— 7. 

JVoes — Coey, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Bueh- 
ler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Leugacher, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Busse, Woodman— 26. 

Aid, Tracy moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows : 

-^i/es— Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, 
Clowry, Powell, Schmidt, Busse— 9. 

i"* oes— Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Stone, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Stout, Schaffner, Leugacher, McCaffrey, Car- 
ney, Woodman, Mr. President — 24. 

Aid. Bowen moved as an amendment to the 
amendment of Aid, Bateham, that the limits extend 
south to Thirty-ninth street, thence west to 150 



west of State street, thence north to within 150 feet 
of Thirty-tifth street. 

Aid. Bateham accepted the amendment of Aid. 
Bowen. 

The question recurring on the amendment of Aid, 
Bateham, as amended by Aid, Bowen, it was car- 
ried by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes— Aid. Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thomp- 
son, Stone, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Wood- 
man, Mr. President — 17. 

iVoes— Aid. Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Powell, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt 
Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, 
Busse— 16. 

Aid. Thompson moved that when the Council ad- 
iourns, it be until Friday evening, January 19, at 
7:30 o'clock. 

Aid. McGrath demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Bowen, Otis", McGenniss, Thompson, 
Stone, Hickey, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, 
Holden, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, 
Cleveland, Buehler, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
Woodman, Mr. President — 23. 

Noes— Goey, Schmitz, Tracy, Cullerton, Sweet, 
McGrath, Schmidt, McCaffrey, Carney, Busse — 10, 

Aid. Sherwood moved to amend section 1 of the 
ordinance by inserting the words, "That all streets 
within the city limits, so far as they are improved, 
having gas, water, sewers and street pavements, ex- 
tending along or through them, shall be subject to 
the same rules and regulations as to fire ordinance as 
are imposed within the present defined fire limits; 
also shall all improved streets within the city be 
subjected to the same restrictions, whenever they 
shall have become improved as are hereby imposed 
upon improved streets." 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Buehler moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, Carney, 
Busse— 28. 

JVoes — Holden, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Woodman, 
Mr. President— 5. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C, T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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COMMON COUNCIL. 



ADJOURNED SPECIAL MEETING. 



JATVXJA^R^Y lOth, 1^T2. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 

J^resent—Wd . Boweii, Otis, Cooy, McGeuniss, 
Thompson, Stone, Sclimitz, Tracy, Ilickey, Cul- 
lertou, Bailey, Clowry, Bateliam, Po^vell, Holden, 
VViiheck, Heath, Gai'dnei-, Sherwootl, Gill, Cleve- 
land, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Spoilt, Schaftner, 
Leugacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Busge, Wood- 
man, and Mr. President. 

Absent— Aid. Knickerbocker, Dixon, Daggy, Bond, 
Glade, Sweet, and Ogden, 

ORDINANCE ESTABLISHING FIRE LIMITS. 

Aid. Sherwood asked leave to withdraw his mo- 
tion made previous to the adiouri mcnt of the meet- 
ing held Jan. 17, 1872. 

Leave was so granted. 

Aid. Otis moved as an amendment to section 1 of 
the ordinance establishing tire limits to strike outof 
section one (1) the words "150 ieet west of State 
street," and insert the words "to the tracks of the 
Chicago, Rock Island and Paciftc railroad." 

Aid. Coey moved to lay the amendment of Aid. 
Otis on the table. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayes — Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, 
Cleveland, Buehler, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, 
Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney— 23. 

iVoes— Bowen, Otis, Holden, Clarke, Busse, Wood- 
man, Mr. President— 7. 

Aid. Tracy moved to amend section 1 by. making 
the tire limits commence at the mouth of the Chi- 
cago river, thence south on the lake shore to Thirty- 
ninth street, thence to a point 125 feet west of State 
street, thence north to a point 100 feet south of 
Twenty-second street, thence west to the South 
Branch of the Chicago river, thence along the west 
line of the Chicago river, thence north to a point 125 
feet north of Twelfth street, thence west to a point 
126 feet west of Ashland avenue, thence west to a 
point 100 feet, thence west to Western avenue, 
thence north to 100 feet )iorth of Wal- 
nut street, thence east to a point 100 feet 
west of Reuben street, thence north to a point 100 
feet north of Indiana street, thence east to a point 
100 feet west of Carpenter street, thence north to a 
point 100 feet north of Chicago avenue, thence east 
to a point 100 feet west of Wells street, thence north 
to a point 100 feet north of North avenue, thence 



east to Lake Jlichigan, tlu'iiee south on lake shore 
to the place of beginning. 

Aid. Gill moved to lay the motion of Aid. Tracy 
on the table. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Stone, Bateham, Holden, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, 
Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland , McCaffrey, Clarke, Wood- 
man, Mr. President — 18. 

JVoes — Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, 
Clowry, Powell, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, 
Schaftner, Lengacher, (Jarney, Busse — 15. 

Aid. Holden moved to adopt section one (1) of the 
ordinance establishing fire Limits in the city of 
Chicago, as amended. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows: 

Ayes — Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson. 
Stone, Bateham, Holden, Witbeck, Heath, Gard- 
ner, Sherwood, McGrath, Schaffner, Clarke, Busse, 
Woodman, and Mr. President — 18. , 

iVoes— Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, 
Clowry, Powell, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Schmidt, 
Stout, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney— 15. 

Aid. Gardner moved to amend section 2 of the or- 
dinance by striking out the words " or repaired" in 
the second line, as printed on page 40 ot the Coun- 
cil proceedings, and to strike out the word " allow 
ed" in the thirty-eighth line of said section, and 
insert in lieu thereof the word "placed." 

The amendment prevailed by ayes and noes, as 
follows : 

Ayes— Coey, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cul- 
lerton, Bailey, Clowry, Powell, Heath, Gardner, 
Sherwood, Cleveland, Buehler, Schmidt, Stout, 
Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, 
Busse, Woodman, Mr. Pi-esident — 24. 

Noes — Bowen, McGenniss, Thomi)son, Bateham, 
Holden, Witbeck, Gill, McGrath— 8. 

Aid. McGrath moved to amend section 2 by strik- 
ing out words" city limits " wherever they occur in 
said section, and inserting, in lieu thereof, the 
words " fire limits." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Stone moved to amend section 2 by inserting 
the words, "Provided that detached buildings, 
erected and used as dwellings and stables only, in 
tlie area bounded ])y Twenty-second street, Egan av- 
enue and Halstcd street, not exceeding 24 feet in 



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widtli and 45 feet in length, and not more tlian two 
stories in height above the basement, may be built 
in the following manner : The inner portion of the 
outside wall may be of wood, which shall be cov- 
ered on the outside with one thickness of brick, the 
roofs to be constructed in the manner provided in 
this section." 

Aid. Bailey moved to amend the motion of Aid. 
Stonn, by adding the following territory in the West 
Division: "Bounded by the west bank of the Chicago 
river, all south of Twelfth street, and 125 feet west 
of Throop street." 

Aid. Schaffner moved further to amend by includ- 
ing the following territory in the North Division: 
"East of 125 feet of the west line of Wells street, and 
north of 125 feet south of the south line of Chicago 
avenue." 

Aid. Stone accepted the amendments oftered by 
Aid. Bailey and Aid. Schaffner. 

Aid. Hol'den moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Stone, as amended, on the table. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Bowen, Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Bate- 
ham, llolden, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, 
Gill, Cleveland, Siout, Schaffner, Lengacher, Carney, 
Clarke, Busse, Woodman — 19. 

iVoes— Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Powell, 'Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, McCaffrey— 12. 

Aid. <Uarke moved to amend sec. 2 by inserting 
after tlie words " No building which may be erect- 
ed," the words " within said fire limits," and after 
the word "wood," the words "or other incom- 
bustible material." 

The amendment was lost by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

^yes— Bowen. Clarke, Woodman— 3. 

/,oes— Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Holden, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sher- 
wood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, 
Busse, Mr. President — 30. 

Aid. Coey moved to amend section 2 by inserting 
the words, " and provided that any building, or cot- 
tage, or barn, one story high, to be used as a dwell- 
ing or stable, the walls need not be more than eight 
inches in thickness," after the word "specified." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Holden moved to strike out from the word 
"No" in the sixteenth line from the bottom of 
page 40, (section* 2), to the word "story" in 
the tenth line from the bottom of said page, 
and insert, in lieu thereof, the words " bay or oriel 
window of wood, or coi'nice, shall l)e allowed." 

The amendment was lost by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

^2/es— Schmitz, Hickey, Bailey, Clowry, Hoi. 
den — 5. 

jVoes— Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Stone, 
Tracy, Cullerton, Bateham, Powell, Witbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Mc- 



Grath, Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Car- 
ney, Clark, Busse, Woodman, Mr. President— 26. 

Aid. Powell moved to amend sec. 2 by inserting 
the words, " And be it further provided, that when 
any building not over one story in height, and said 
story not exceeding sixteen feet, is to be erected in 
any district within said fire limits where there is 
no sewerage, may be erected on sills ; said sills not 
to be over one foot from the ground." 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as fol- 
lows: 

Ayes — Aid. Coey, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, 
Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Holden, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schafl'uer, Lengacher. 
McCaffrey, Carney, Woodman, Mr. President — 26. 

Noes — Aid. Bowen, Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Witbeck, Clarke, Busse — 7. 

Aid. Buehler moved to amend sec. 2, on the seven- 
teenth line from the bottom of page 40, by striking 
out the words " less in thickness than is above 
specified," and inserting in lieu thereof the words, 
" provided they are inside sufficiently lined with 
wood." 

Aid. McGenniss moved to lay the amendment on 
the table. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes—AX^. Bowen, Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Stone, Cullerton, Clowry, Bateham, Holden, Wit- 
beck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, 
Schaffner, Carney, Clarke, Busse, Woodman, Mr. 
President — 21. 

iVoes— Aid. Schmidt, Tracy, Hickey, Bailey, Pow- 
ell, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey— 11. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to amend sec. 3 by striking 
out words " city limits" wherever they occur in 
said section, and insertiug in lieu thereof the words 
"fire limits." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to amend sec. 3 by striking 
out the words " distillery and brewery." 

The motion was lost hy ayes and noes as follows : 

^2/es— Schmitz, Cullerton, Bailey, Powell, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, Mc- 
Caffrey, Mr. President— 12. 

iVoes— Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Stone, Tracy, Hickey, Clowry, Bateham, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Carney, Busse, 
Woodman— 19. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Coey moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 
The motion prevailed, and 
The Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKIiSS, 

City Clerk. 



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COMMON COUNCIL. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present — Aid. Otis, Dixon, Coey, McGenniss, 
Thompson. Daggy, Stone, Tracy, Hicksy, Cullerton, 
Bailej-, Clowry, Bateham,Holden, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, 
Buehier, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schatiner, 
Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Busse, 
Woodman, Mr.Pi'esident. 

Absent — Aid. Knickerbocker, Bowen, Schmitz, 
Poweh, Bond, Glade, and Ogden. 
MINUTES. 

Aid. Daggy moved to amend the minutes of the 
last regular meeting, held January 15th, 1872, by in- 
serting Aid. Holden, in place of Aid. Daggy, as the 
mover of the reference to the Committee on Judi- 
ciai-y of the communication from his Hon .the Mayor, 
appointing J. K. Thompson a? a member of the Board 
of Public Works. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McGrath moved to approve the minutes of 
the regular meeting held January 15, 1872, as amend- 
ed, and the minutes of the special meeting held 
January 17, and of the adjourned special meeting 
held January 19, 1S72. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Petition of Eliza Dike, to finish frame build- 
ing on Fulton street, near Sangamon street,the same 
being in the fire limits, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works, with 
power to act. 

Petition of A. J. Baxter, M. D., covering bills for 
treating John Mahr and John Hoflman profession- 
ally, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of wholesale commission brokers and 
dealers in butchers' meats, occupying places of 
business on the ground known as the Randolph 
street hay market, praying for reduction of rents, 
was 

Referred to Committee on Markets. 

Petition of B. Lamb, for a free peddler's license, 
was 
Granted. 

Petition of Hugh Doyle, for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was 
Granted. 



Petition of Samuel Powder maker, 
dler's license, was 
Granted. 



for a free ped- 



Petition of 
license was 
Granted. 



Samuel Stern for a free peddler's 



Petition of Hinman & Titue, Composition Roofers, 
for permission to continue their business with as 
little delay as possible, was 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

Petition asking that authority be given the Chi- 
cago, Lake View and Evanston R. R., to construct 
and operate a railroad along and upon certain 
streets in the city, was 

Referred to Committee on Railroads. 

Petition of Henry Curtis, for payment of vouchers 
amounting to $2,884.08 for work done on the City 
Hall, was 

Referred to Committee on Public Buildings. 

Invitation of I. H. Burch for Council to attend an 
exhibition of the Babcock Fire Extinguisher, on 
Tuesday, Jan. 23, at corner of Jackson street and 
Michigan avenue, was 

Accepted. 

Communication from J. D. Harvy, relative to the 
purchase of lot on northwest corner Washington and 
Clinton streets, was 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

Petition of James McGuirk, for compensation for 
damages caused by detaining scow " Supply" on ac- 
count of personal tax, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Communication of Augustus Allen, proposing to 
donate to the city his patent process for preserving 
lumber from decay, was 

Referred to Committee on Public Buildings. 

Remonstrance of William Cook and others against 
cindering Elston avenue, from Milwakee avenue to 
Division street, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West. 
Division. 

Petition of Q. W. Noble, to remoVe frame build- 



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ingfrom Randolph street to West Jackson street, 
was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Divieiou. 

Petition of Elizabeth Daring, lor conipc-uwatiou and 
relief for the loss of her husband, a policeman who 
died inconsequence of injuries received while in 
discharge of his duties was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of S. 1<'. Chapion and otherri, for sidewalk 
on west side of Sangamon street, between Tyler and 
Van Buren streets, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Wo rlis. 

Petition of Peter Staatz, for permission to linish a 
house on the northwest corner of St. Clair and 
Michigan streets. 

Aldr Gardner moved that the prayer of the peti- 
tion be granted. 

The motion prevailed by the following \oU' : 

^2/es~Dixen, Coey, Daggy, Tracy, Hickey, (!uller- 
ton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Iloldcn, Sweet, Wit- 
beck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland. 
Buehler, McGrath, Stoiit, Schatiner, Lengacher, Mc- 
Caffrey, Carney, Clarke, Busse. Woodman, and Mr. 
President— 28. 

JVoes — McGeuniss, Thompson, and Stone — a. 

By uiianimous consent. Aid. Bateham presented a 
resolution directing that ihe Board of Public 
Works be instructed to penxiit the completion of all 
frame buildings in ce»-tain stages of erection, 
and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be in- 
structed to permit the completion of all frame build- 
ings not exceeding two etories in height now in pro- 
cess of erection within the fire limits, where the 
same are advanced beyond 50 per cent, on the oiig- 
inal estimated cost of their erection and completion; 
and where the expenditure does not 
excee<! ten i>er cent. on the originally 
estimated cost, the building shall be 
discontinned ; but where the building is advanced 
beyond 10 pei- cent, on its estimated cost and de- 
■^^gn, and does not exceed 50 per cent, on the same, 
the Board being the judges, the pailies may pro- 
ceed to finish the same, not exceeding two stories in 
height, by entering into bonds to brick the same in 
a safe and satisfactory manner within six months 
from this date, the roof to be constracted as pre- 
f^cribed by the present fire ordinance, unless already 
completed; failing to comply with these 
provisions, they >>liull not proceed. 

And be it further rcbolved, that the 
Board of Public Works be, and are hereby, requested 
to cause the present system of galvanizing frame 
buildingrt with a four-indi coaiingof brick, to be im- 
mediately discontinned, as we believe it to be unsafe 
at all times, and espccialiy if the building should 
take fire i'rom the inside Si' the walls will be likely 
to fall with almost the first heat of the fire, thereby 
endangering the lives of the firemen, throwing off all 
protection to surrounding i)roperty; but in place 
thereof, would require the wall to be not less than 
eight inchi-s in thickness, and well secured to the 
posts and >:tuddiTig. 

Communication of N. S. Tayler, offering to pur- 
chase a strip of ground at the junction of Prairie and 
Cottage Grove avenues, was 

Refened tf) Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds. 

Petition of W. B. Bateham lor the purchase o\' a 
lot and the erection of an engine house, corner of 
Blue Island avenue and Twelfth street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 



Petition of Wm. F. Porter, relative to the 
)f '• Postoffice Block," was 
Referred to Committee on Schools. 



Ue 



move and raise his building, known as No. 327 
West Madison street. 

Aid. Holden moved to grant the prayer of the pe- 
tition. 

Aid. Gardner moved to amend by adding a proviso 
that a wall 12 inches thick be built around the build- 
ing, and demanded the ayes and noes on his amend- 
ment. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Clovfry, Gardner, Lengacher- 3. 

JVoes— Ot\n, Dixon, Coey, McGeuniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, 
Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Carney. 
Clarke, Woodman— 29. 

The question recurring on the motion of Aid. Hol- 
den, it was 

Carried. 

Petition of Geo. Fresse for a free peddler's license, 
was 
Refened to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Aid. Daggy presented a communication, covering 
an order, directing the Board of Public Works 
to advertise for bids for cleaning thepaved streets 
of the city. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, directed to advertise, without de- 
lay, for bids for cleaning the paved streets of the city, 
the work to be commenced on the first day of May 
next, for one year. 

Petition of Louis Nicolay, for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was 
Granted. 

Petition of Henry G. Ludtke, for a free peddler'? 
licenee, was 
Granted. 

Petition of Theodore Wagu<;r, for a free peddler's 
license, was 
Granted. 

Petition of Nicholas Gaylord. for a free junk deal- 
er's license, was 
Referred to Committee ou Licenses. 

Aid. Daggy presented a communication covering 
a resolution, for a sidewalk on Randolph street, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is theresohttion as adopted : 

Mesolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they arc liereby, directed to prepare and submit to 
tins Council an ordinance providing for the con- 
struction of a plank sidewalk on the north side of 
Rajidolph street, from the east side of State street to 
the west side of Michigan aventte. 

Aid. Tracy presented a communication, covej-ing a 
resolution, Relative to the erection of a building for 
Pound Master of the South Division, and moved its 
adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

Tlie following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, directed to immediately erect a .suit- 
able building for the accommodation of the Pound 
Master for the South Division, the money for the 
same having been appropriated in June, 1871. 

RiSPORT OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of John J. 
Healey, Deputy Clerk of the North Side Police 
Court'. 

Aid. Carney moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Pubhc Works presented a report and 



Petition of Dr. J. M. W. Carr, for permission t6 ! ordinance for a viaduct over the tracks of the Chica- 



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go ;uk1 Northwestern Railroud Company, on North 
(Uark street. 

Aid. Carney moved that the report and ordinance 
he referred to the Committee on Streets and All oys 
North Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

A report 0:1 the resolution relative to erection ot 
I'rame !)uildingK in the tire limits. 

Aid. Holdcn moved that the report be published 
and placed on lile. 

Tlie motion prevailed. 

The IbllowiiiLC is the report : 

OrFlCK OF Till! BO.IRI) OF PUBLIC WORK.S, I 

Chicago, January 1.3, 1872. 5 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of (!hicatfO, | 

in Common ("ouncil as8emhlcd : i 

The Board of Public Works beg leave to reply to | 

your honorable body in answer to a resolution: j 

" That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby directed, to report to this Council by 
what authority the numberless shanties and other 
frame structures are erected and being erected out- 
side the burnt district and inside the fire limits." 

That the owners of the structures above deKcrilx'd 1 
have erected them without authority. I 

Rfspectfully submitted, 

J. McARxmjK., 
W. n. Carter, 
K. Pridrviij.k. 
Board of Public Works. 
A report from the Board of Kdncation. on a propo- 
.sition of A. L. ('rocker to rent a portion of tlu> | 
Seammon School lot, was 

Referred to the Committee on Scliools. 

A communication from the City Compti-oUer, 
covering receipts and expenditures of the city of 
Chicago for the month of December, 1S71. 

Aid. Clowjy moved that the eommunicaiion be 
placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The West Side Park tJommissioners presented a 
statement of receipts and expenditures for the year 
ending Decemb(?r ?iO. 1^71, which was, on motion of 
Aid. ilolden, 

Placed on file. 

The annual report of the Chicago Relief and Aid 
Society for the year ending October i'd , TS71 . wa>*. on 
motion of Aid. Tracy, 

Placed on file. 

ENGROSSED ORDINANCES. 

The Clerk presented an engrossed ordinance vaca- 
ting alleys in block 19, Walsh's subdivision of the 
south % of southea.st X of Sec. 20, 39, 14. 

Aid. Hickey moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes — Otis, Dixon, Coey, ilcGenniss, Thomp- 
-son, Daggy, Stone, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, 
dowry, Bateham, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, 
Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, 
Schaffner, Lengacher, BIcCatfrey, Carney. Clarke, 
Busse, Woodman, Mr. President- -30. 

iVoes— Holden, Witbeck— 2. 

The following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 
For the vacation of alleys in block 19, in Walshe's 
Subdivision of the S ^ of S E 3^ of section 20, 39, 14. 
Be it ordained liy the Common Council of the city of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That all the alleys in block 19, in 
AValshc's Subdivision of the S M of S E X of f<ection 
20, 39, 14, as the same are sliown on plat Iiereto an- 
nexed, and marked " A," and the same are hereby 
vacated, 'provided this ordinance shall not take 
effect until there shall be opened and dedicated to 
public use a street 40 feet wide and two alleys each 
15 feet Avide, in said block 19, as the .same are pai- 
licxdarly represented on plat hereto annexed, and 
marked " B," and until a plat showing the same 
shall have been made and placed on public i-ecord. 



REPORTS OF STANDING llOSfMlTTEB.S. 

nSASCE. 

Aid. Bateham, of the Committee on Finance, to 
whom had been referred the petition of the Scan- 
dinavian regiment of militia for services rendered 
after the great fire of Oct. 9 and 10, 1871, submitted 
a report adversely to the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Otis moved to concur*in ihe report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the report of the commit- 
tee be jjublished. 

The motion prevailed by aye» and noes-, as fol- 
I0W.S : 

Ayes — Otis, Dixon, Coey, McGcnniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, 
Clowry, Bateham, Holden, Witbeck, Stout, Carney, 
Busse,' Woodman, Mr. Pre«ideiit — 20. 

iVoe.s— Sweet, IJeath, Gardner, Sh«rwo>.d, Gill, 
Cleveland, Buehler. MeGnUh, Schmidt, j,engacher. 
McCaftrey~ll. 

The following is the 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled: 

Your Finance Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition of the members of the Scandinavian 
Regiment of 3tilitia asking compensation for services 
rendered by them during the thirteen days next suc- 
ceeding the great fire of October 8th and 9th, having 
had the same under advisement, respectfully report 
that after a full investigation we find that the said 
Scandinavian Regiment, through their ofllcers, ten- 
dered their services to the Pofice Department of thi."« 
city to assist in the preservation of order and the 
protection of life and property. 

And we find by the statement of Commissionert< 
Brown and Sheridan that their oftcr was accepted, 
and that they served under the direction of the Po- 
lice Departnieut until discharged from duty; but we 
are also informed by the said'Police Commissioners 
th.at it was fully understood at the time of their as- 
signment to duty that they would receive no com- 
pensation for their services, as the city Avas not in a 
condition to pay. 

Your committee would, therefore, report adversely 
to the claim of the petitioners, but would take this 
opportunity to assure these and the 
many hundreds of others from this 
and neighboring cities who so nobly volunteered 
their services on that memorable occasion to assist 
us in caring for the lives and property of our dis- 
tressed people, will long be remembered by the in- 
habitants of Chicago. 

W.B. Bateham, 
Joseph Otis. 

C. T. BOWEN, 

Mahlon D. OaDEJf. 
Committee ou Financf*. 
JDDICIABY. 

Aid. Powell, from the Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred the communication from the 
Mayor nominating J. K. Thompson as Commissioner 
of the Board of Public Works, submitted a report 
recommendingthat the nomination be confirmed. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the nomination of J. K. 
Thompson as Commissioner of the Board of Public 
Works be confirmed. 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Otis, Dixon Coey, McGennies, Thomp- 
•son, Daggy, Stone, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bai- 
ley, Clowry, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Bueh- 
ler, McGrath, Schmidt,Stout, Schafther, Lengacher, 
McCaft'rc}', Carney, Clarke, Busse, Woodman, Mr. 
President — 33. 

J\^OPS_0. 

SCHOOLS. 
Aid. Daggy, of the Committee on Schools, to whom 
was referred a communication from the Board ol' 
Education relative to the sale of the buildingB owned 
by the city, on the corner of Halsted and Twelfth 
streets, su'bmitted a report, rccoinmending the pas- 
sage of an acconi])anyin^ resolution. 



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Aid. Daggy moved to concut in the report, and 
adopt the resolution recommended by the Commit- 
tee. 

The motion prevailed. 

The loUowing is the resolution adopted: 

Jiesolved, 'i hat the City Comptroller be, and lie is 
hereby, ordered to advertise for bids lor the sale of 
the school building located on the corner of Halsted 
and Twelfth streets, and that he report all bids to 
this Council. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, to whom was referred the pe- 
tition of W. W . hatet*, for abatement of rent on lots 
3 and 4. block 88, School Section addition to Chicago, 
Bubmitted a report, recommending that the petition 
be placed on fiie. 

Aid. .McGrath moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same Committee, tc whom was referred the 
resolution proposing the sale of the old Bridewell 
grounds a!)d the 72>^ feet lying noith of the same, 
eubmitted a report, recommending the adoption of 
an accompanying resolution. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Jiesolved, That the City Comptroller be, and he is 
hereby, directed to advertise lor bids for the sale of 
the old Bridewell grounds, together with the 72^ 
feet north of it, on canal time, with interest at 
seven per centum per annum, and that he report 
any and all bids he may receive to this Council. 
Also, 

Of same Committee, to wliom was referred the pe- 
tition of John A. Tyrrell and others, for the abate- 
ment of rent on School lands in the burnt district, 
submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. McHrath moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the Report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom v/as referred 
the petition of John A. TyiTeil and others for the 
abatement of rent on School lands in the burned dis- 
trict where the improvements bave been destroyed, 
having had the same under advisement, respectfully 
report : 

That your committee have a great aversion to in- 
terfere with the terms and conditions of any of the 
existing leases of school lots or lands, but must con- 
fess that in the district recently visited with the ter- 
rible conflagration, destroying nearly all the im- 
provements, the lessees appear to have some equit- 
able claim for a reduction of their rents. 

It is alleged by the petitioners that the last valua- 
tion under the existing leases made by the direc- 
tion of the Common Council are not excessive, but 
illegal and invalid. Your Committee are unwilling 
to decide this question, or to give any opinion con- 
cerning the same. But after consultation with the 
Law Department of the city, your Committee are 
of the opinion that it would be advisable to make 
a reasonable compromise with all the lessees in the 
burned district, as it would avoid much litigation. 

Some cases are now petidinsj in the Courts, but no 
final declMon has been rendered in any of them, 
and possibly none will be for many months to come. 
The lessees who have applied to the Courts for relief 
will of course pay no rents until their cases are de- 
cided, and hence the city loses the use of the money. 
Quite a number of the leases have comparatively 
but a short time to run before they expire by their 
own limitation, and hence the lessees are unwiliinii 
to expend much in improvements except for tem- 
porary use and occupation. In view of all the facts 
before your Committee, tlieyhave decided to recom- 
mend the passage of the accompanying resolution. 
P. Daggy, 

Charles C. P. Holden, 
Geo. Sherwoob, 

Committee on Schools. 

Jiesolved, That the Law Department of this city 
]»«, and they »re hereby, directed to prepare and 



report to the Council an Ordinance containing pro- 
visions to the following efl'ect : That all lessees of 
school lots or lands in the burned district who will, 
within thirty days after the passage of said ordi- 
nance, enter into a written obligation or agreement 
to be prepared by the Law Department to surrender 
their present leases alter the expiration of two 
years from the time the present valuation took 
effect, and will pay for the said two years 50 per 
cent, on such valuation, shall have the privilege of 
taking new leases for the term of twenty years from 
that date on a new valuation, and to be reappraised 
every five years ; the form of the new lease to be 
prepared by the Law Department, and that the 
ordinance be so Iramed as to give the benefit of this 
proposition to those who have paid, as well as to 
those who have failed to pay their rents. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Stone, to whom was referred a report and or- 
dinance from the Board of Public Worlvs, relative to 
vacating alley in E. J4 of Block B, Freeman's audi- 
tion, and opening alleys in same block, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Holden moved, to waive the engrossment of 
the ordinance, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Otis, Dixon, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone, Tracy, llickey, Cullerton, Bailey^ 
dowry, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, AVitbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Stout, Schafi'ner, Lengacher, Mc- 
Caffrey, Carney, Clarke, Busse, Woodman, Mr. 
Pi-esident— 33. 

JVoe.s—0. 

Aid. Stone moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as fol- 
lows : 

Apes— Otis, Dixon, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone, Tracy, llickey, Culleiton, Bailey, 
Clowry, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gndner, Sherwood, Gili, Cleveland, Bueh- 
ler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, McCaf- 
frey, Clarke, VYoodman, Mr. President— 30. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE 

Vacating alley in E X of Block B in Preeman'e 
addition to Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the alley in the East )i of Block 
B, in Freeman 'ti addition to Chicago, as more pai-- 
ticularly shov.'n on the plat hereto annexed, be and 
the same is hereby vacated: Pi-ovided, this ordinance 
shall not take effect until there thall be opened and 
dedicated to public use two new alleys in said block 
"B" as the same are more particularly shown on 
the plat h.ireto annexed, and until a plat showing 
the same shall be placedon public record. 

Sec. 2. That the plat hereto annexed be, and the 
same is hereby made a part of this ordinance. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Gill, of Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom vv^as referred an ordinance 
providing for the straightening of West Lake street, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of the 
ordinance : 

Aid. Gill moved to waive the engrossment of the 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes — Otis, Dixon, Coey, McGenniss, Thomp-" 
son. Daggy, Stone, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, 
Clowry, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Car- 
ney, Clarke, Busse, Woodman, Mr. President — 32. 

JVoes — None. 

Aid. Gill moved that the ordinance be passed, 
and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Otis, Dixon, Coey, McGenniss, Thomp- 
son, Daggy, Stone, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleve- 



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land, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Len- 
gacher, McCaifrey, Carney, Clarke, Busse, Wood- 
man, and Mr. President.— 32. 

iVoes— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE. 
Be it ordei-ed by the Commoli Council of the city of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That so much of "West Lake street, 
through lots 1, 2 and 3 of Turner's subdivision of lot 
41 in south >^ of s e X of section 12, T. 39 N., R 13, 
HS lies south of the above said Turner's subdivision, 
and north of a straight line drawn from the north- 
west corner of West Lake street, as shown by Smith's 
subdivision of sec. 12, 39, 13, to the north v/est corner 
of West Lake street as the same is shown in the sub- 
division of the southwest quarter of said section 12, 
39, 13, and also the portion of the alley situated be- 
tween lots 1 and 10, in said Turner's subdivision, be, 
and the same are hereby vacated: Provided, This 
ordiiiance shall not take effect until the same shall 
be placed upon the public record a plat showing the 
widening of West Lake street on the south side 
thereof, through lots 1, 2, and 3 of said Tur- 
ner's subdivision, so that the same shall be 
eighty (80) ^eet wide; also, showing the dedication 
as a public street of the east thirty-three (33) feet of 
that part of lot 1, in said Turner's subdivision, ly- 
ing noi-th of West Lake street, through to Laimbeen 
street ; and also, showing the opening or extension 
of Park avenue west through lot 10, of said Turner's 
subdivision, so that the same shall be on a line with 
and of the same width as that part of Park avenue 
situated east of said lot 10, the whole of which is 
more particularly shown ou the plat hereto an- 
nexed. 

Section 2. That the plat hereto annexed be, and 
the same is hereby , made a part of this ordinance. 
BRIDEWELL. 

Aid, Thompton, of the Committee on Bridewell, 
to whom had been referred a communicatiou from 
His Honor the Mayor, advising the Coun- 
cil of the appointment of Charles E. Felton 
as Superintendent of tlie House of Correction, ana 
asking tho,t his salary bt? fixed at f3,000 per annum, 
and the penal sum of the bond to be given by him 
at $10,000, submitted a report recommending the 
adoption of accompanying resolutions. 

Aid. McGenniss moved to waive the engrossment 
of the resolutions. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes— OMf^, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, 
Stone, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Holden, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, 
Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Clarke, Busse, *Woodman,Mr. President— 32. 

iVbeA'— None. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolutions. 

The motion prevailed bj^ ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Oiw, Dixon, Coey, McGenniss, Thomp- 
son, Daggy, Stone, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner'. Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, McCafi'rey, 
Carney, Clarke, Busse, Woodman, Mr. President— 
32. 

Noes — - 

The following are the resolutions as adopted : 

Resolved, That the salaiy of the Supei'intendent 
of the House of Correction be fixed at the sum of 
three thousand dollars per annum, to be paid quar- 
terly. 

Resolved, That the Superintendent of the House of 
Correction shall give bond in the sum of ten thou- 
sand dollars, and all prior action of this Council fix- 
ing the amount to be given by said officer is hereby 
annulled. 

LICENSES. 

Aid. Clarke, of the Committee on Licenses, to 
vvhom had been referred petitions for free peddler's 
licenses from Michael Costello, Isaac Torosky, A. 
Brumment, L. S. Wagner, Max Kohn, J. 'C. H. 
Brcytspraak, and W. R. Eloto, submitted a report 



recommending that the jirayer of the petitions be 
granted. 

Aid. Clarke moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

GAS LIGHTS. 

Aid. Otis, of the Committee on Gas Lights, to 
Avhom was referred a resolution oft'ered by Aid. 
Lengacher, in relation to erecting lamp-posts on cer- 
tain streets in the North Division, submitted a report 
recommending the adoption of the resolution, and 
t]\at the lamps be erected as soon as there is money 
at the comma3id of the Board of Public Works to 
paj' for them. 

Aid. Lengacher moved to concurr in the report 
and adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The follovvintr is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, instructed to erect lamp posts on 
the following streets: On Sedgwick from Division to 
North ave.; on Clyburne ave., from Division to 
Blackhawk; on Larabee, from Division to Centre, 
and on North ave., from Dearborn to Orchard. 
Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred a com- 
munication from the Board of Public Works in re- 
lation to the Miner patent street lamps, submitted a 
report recommending the jpassage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the reiiort be laid over 
and published. 

The inotion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Gas Lights, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from the Board of Public 
Works in respect to tlie further use of the ''Miner 
patent street lamp," having had the same under ad- 
visement, respectfully report that after a full in- 
vestigation of the matter we are of opinion that said 
lamp is inferior to the one heretofore in use 
in the city, that it is badly ventilated 
and more liable to become smoked and 
blackened, and much more difficult to be kept in 
order. In view of these facts, and that the cost is 
more than fifty per cent, greater than that of other 
good street lamps, we would recommend that fur- 
ther use of them be discontinued. Your committee 
therefore recommend that the order attached to the 
communication be passed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Joseph E. Otis, 

H. M. Thompson, 

W. B. Bateham, 

Committee on Gas Lights. 

The following is the order: 

Ordered, That the order of the Common Council 
of Aug. 7, 1871, concerning the use of the "Miner 
patent street lamp," be, and the same is hereby, re- 
scinded. 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Aid. Gardner, of the Committee on Public Build- 
ings, to whom had l)een referred a communication 
from the Board of Public Works covering unpaid 
bills of N. P. Loberg for work done on the City Hall, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an 
tjccompanying order. 

Aid. Gardner moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes — Coey, McGennis, Daggy, Stone, Tracj', 
Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Sweet j 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Bueh- 
ler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaft'ner, Lengacher, 
McCaftrey, Carney, Clarke, Woodman, and Mr. 
President— 25. 

JVbes— Otis, Thompson, Holden, Witbeck, 
and Busse — 5. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be, and he is 
hereby , authorized and directed, to pay N. P. Loberg 
the sum of two thousand four hundred and sixty- 
two dollars and eight cents (1^2,462.08), and charge 
the same to the Citv Hall account. 



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Of same Committee, to whom had been referred | 
the communication from the City Comptroller in re- 
lation to the bill of Walworth, Twohig & Furse, for 
work done on the City Hall, submitted a report re- 
commending; the passat^e of an accompanjinp; i 
order. \ 

Aid. Gardner moved to waive the engrossment of 
the order. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, asfol- j 
lows : I 

Ayes — Coej', McGenniss. Thompson, Daggy, Stone, j 
Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailej-, dowry, Bateham, ! 
Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner. Sherwood, Gill, 
Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout.Schaff- •, 
ner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke. Bnssc. I 
Woodman, Mr. President— 30. 

iVoes— Otis, Holden— 2. 

Aid. Gardner moved to concur in the report and j 
pass the order. ! 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as follows: ' 

.^yes— Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, | 
Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bate- 
ham, "Sweet, Heath, Gardner. Sherwood, Gill, Cleve- 
land, Buehler, McGrath. Schmidt, Stout, Schaflfner, ' 
Lengacher, McCaffrey. Carney, Clarke, Busse, Wood- ; 
man, and Mr. President — 29. 

JVoes — Otis, Holden, Witbeck — 3. ! 

The following is the order as passed : i 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be, and he is ': 
hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Twohig & j 
Furse the sum of one thousand three hundred and 
sixty-eight dollars and twelve cents ($1,368.12), and 
charge the same to the City Hall account. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes — Dixon, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, CloM'ry, 
Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, Mc- 
Caffrey, Carney, Busse — 13. 

iVoes—Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, 
Stone, Tracy, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Schaft- 
ner, Clarke, Woodman, Mr. President — 20. ', 

Aid. Thompson moved that when the Council ad- j 
journs it be until Wednesday, January 24th, at 7 >^ 
o'clock p. m. j 

Aid. Tracy moved, as an amendment, that when 
the Council adjourns, it be until Saturday. January 
37, at 7)i o'clock p. m. * i 



The amendment of Aid. Tracy prevailed by ayes 
and noes as follows : 

^yes— Dixon, Coey, Daggy, Tracy, Hickey, Cul- 
lerton, Bailey, Clowry, Sweet, Gardner, Sherwood, 
Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stouti 
Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaftrev, Carnev, and 
Busse— 22. 

JVoes— Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Stone, Bate- 
man, Holden, Witbeck, Heath, Clarke, Woodman, 
and xMr. President — 11 . 

Aid. Schmidt moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Dixon, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clow- 
ry, Sweet, Buehler, "McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Busse— 13. 

JVoes — Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Dag- 
gy, Stone, Tracy, Bateham, Holden, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Schaff- 
ner, Lengacher. Clarke, AVoodman, Mr. President — 
20. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Printing on re8olution.<<in 
relation to price to be paid for city printing, &,c., 
laid over and published January 8, 1872. 

Aid Sherwood moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution recommended bj- the Commit- 
tee. 

Aid. Holden moved to amend the resolution by 
striking out the word " 45 " and inserting the word 
" 30," and by striking out the word "37X" and in- 
serting the word "20." 

Aid. McGrath moved to refer the resolution rec- 
ommended by the committee to the Clerk for en- 
grossment. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Clarke moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayes — Dixon, McGenniss, Thompson, Tracy, Bai- 
ley, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, Witbeck, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, Mc- 
Caffrey, Carney, Clarke, Busse, Woodman— 17. 

iVoeV— Otis, Coey, Daggy, Stone, Hickey, Culler- 
ton, Clowry, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleve- 
land, Mr. President— 13. 

And the Council stood adjourned until Saturday, 
Jan. 27. at 7><^ o'clock p. mi. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, City Clerk. 



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OFPIOIAIi REPORT. 

Present — Aid. Otis, Coey, McGenniss. Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullertou, 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Holden, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleve- 
land, Buehler,McGrath, Schmidt, S+oiit, Schafl'ner, 
Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Woodman, 
and Mr. President. 

Absent— Aid. Knickerbocker, Bowen, Dixon, 
Bond, Glade, Ogden, and Buese. 

Aid. Schaffner presented the resignation of Her- 
man 0. Glade as Alderman of the Eleventh Ward, 
which was, on motion of Aid. Schaffner. 

Accepted. 

The Council than proceeded to the consideration 
of the ordinance establishing the fire limits. 

Aid. Bateham moved to strike out the whole of 
section three (3) of the ordinance, and insert in lieu 
thereof the following : 

S£C. 3. That no building within said city limits 
not constructed and built as provided in section 2 of 
this ordinance shall hereafter be occupied or used 
in whole or in part, as or for any of the trades, oc- 
cupations, or business bereinafttr mentioned, to 
wit: Planing mills, sash, door, and blind fa' tnries, 
carpenter or cooper shops, wagon or carriage manu- 
factories, willow-ware or basket manufoctories, cab- 
inet or furniture manufactories, wood-turTiing and 
veneering works, agricultural implement man- 
ufactories, box or shingle factories, siding-m lis, 
re-sawing or saw mills, kilns for seasoning 
lumber, by any other procei=8 than steam 
or natural heat, and that in a fire-proof vault, or 
building of the same nature. Nor shall any busi- 
ness or manufactory be conducted or carried on 
within the specified fire limits in which shavings or 
light combustible material is made, unless there Is 
constructed in connection with every such estab- 
lishment or manufactory a brick or fire-proof vault 
or furnace in which all shavings, sawdust, chips, or 
other light combustible refuse mny be deposited and 
burned without endangering the works in which it 
is made, or the surrounding property ; and ali such 
refuse shall be promptly removed from the works 
and premises either by burning the same or 
drawing it away, and shall not be allowed to 
accumulate, either in the works or on 
the premises, unless stored in a tire-proof vault, 
where the same may burn without causing alarm or 
danger to any other property. And in the above 



described branches of business, or the wood-work- 
ing deprirtmenis thereof, or in any other business of 
a like nature not hen in described, there shall not 
be used for heating or waimiig purposes any stoves 
or fuinacej^, but may be waimed by s-teim or other 
harmless proce s. And these regulations si. ali 
also apply to those all eady entagcd in the above- 
described branches of bu^ness within the 
fire limits, whether the same is 

carried on in wooden, brick, or other buildings. 
The manufacture of i-et ammunition, fireworks, 
matches; ihe distillation or mai ufacture of var- 
ni>^h, alcohol, naphtha, coal, or otlu r ii flammable 
oils; the manufacture or storage of exctl-ior, ex- 
cept in bales, riiid a 1 other ( xtrs.-hazardous i.v( ca- 
tions are hereby prohibited wilhin tl.e above de- 
scribed fire limits. All ^moke escapes f)om station- 
ary boilers, shavine vaults, forges, foundries, mills, 
or any other branch of mechaiiics or manufactur- 
ing, in which a sn oke-stack is used, shall be built 
of brick, in a ^ubsti.ntial miinner, and not lesr than 
ninety feet in height above the receiving flue A 
failure to comply with the above stipuUtions shall 
subject the ofiei der to a fine of twenly-five dollars 
Cf25) for each and ev^ry daj's neglect uiXei due no- 
tice beiny (■er^ed ly the Board of Public Works, 
said Board being the executors of this ordinance. 

Aid. Gill moved thutthe substitute oflered by Aid. 
Bateham be tabled tempo'aiily. and published. 

The motion was lost by the lollowii g vote: 

Ayes— Oxis, Coey, McGenniss. Datgy, Stone, 
Schmilz. Tracy. Cullertou. Bailey, Heath, Gill, 
Cleveland. Schmidt, Stout, McCaftVey— 15. 

JVoes— Thompson. Hicfcey. Bateham. Holden, Wit- 
beck, Gardner, Shervood, Biiohler, McGiath, Schafi- 
iier, Lengacher. Clarke, Woodman, Mr. President — 
14. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to amend the substitute of 
Aid. Bateham > y making the height of chimneys 75 
fe(t instead of 90 feet. 

Aid. Bateham accepted the amendment of Aid. 
Sch!ifl:ner. 

Aid. I engacher moved to further amend the sub- 
stitute ot Aid. Bateham by making the piovision 
relative to smoke-sta< ks extend throughout the city 
limits. 

Aid. Bateham accepted the amendment of Aid. 
Lengacher. 

Quest on being on the substitute of Aid. Bate- 
ham, as amended bj Aid. Schaflnerand Lengacher, 
it was adopted by ayes and noes, as follows ; 

Ayfs— Coey, Thompson. Paugy, Stone, 
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Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Cleveland, Buehler, 
Schnaidt, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Clarke, 
Woodman, Mr. President — 22. 

iVoes— Otis, MeGennisH, CuUerton, Ilolden, Gill, 
McQraih, Stout— 7. 
The following is the substitute, as adopted : 
Sec. 3. That no building within said city limits 
not constructed and built as provided in section 2 of 
this ordinance shall hereafter be occupied or used, 
in whole or in part, as or for any of the trades, oc- 
cupations, or business hereinafter mentioned, to 
wit: Planing mills, sash, door, and blind factories, 
carpenter or cooper shops, wagon or carriage raanu- 
fictories, willow-ware or basket manufactories, 
cabinet or furniture manufactories, wood-turning 
and veneering works, agricultural implement man- 
ufactories, box or shi'igle factories, siding mills, 
re-sawing or saw mills, kilns for 
seasoning lumber by any other process than 
steam or natui-al heat, and that in a fire-proof vault 
or building of the same nature. Nor shall any busi- 
ness or manufactory be conducted or carried on 
within the specified fire limits in which shavings or 
light combustible material is made, unless there is 
constructed in connection with every such establish- 
ment or manufactory a brick or fire-proof vault or 
furnace in which all shavings, sawdust, chips, or 
otht-r light combustible refuse may be deposited and 
burned without endangering the works in which it 
is made, or the suri'ounding property ; and all such 
refuse shall be promptly removed from the works 
and premises, either by burning the same, 
or drawing it away, and shall not be allowed 
to accumulate, either in the works or on 
the premises, unless stored in a fire-proof vault, 
where the same may burn without causing alarm or 
danger to any other prop 'rty. And in the above- 
described branches of business, or the wood-work- 
ing departments thereof, or in any other business 
of a like nature not herein described, there shall 
not be used for heating or warming purposes any 
stoves or furnaces, but may be warmed by steam 
or other harmless process. And these regulations 
shall also apply to those already engaged in the 
above-descrbed branches of business within the 
fire limits, whether the same is carried on 
in wooden, brick, or other buildings. The 
manufacture of set ammunition, fire-worKs, 
chemats ; the distillation or manufacture of var- 
nish, alcohol, naphtha, coal, or other inflammable 
oils ; the manufacture or storage of excelsior, except 
in bales, and all other estra-hazardous avocations 
are hereby prohibited within the above described 
fire limits. All smoke escapes from stationary boil- 
ers, shaving vaults, forges, foundries, mills, or any 
other branch of mechanics or manufacturing, in 
which a smoke-stack is used within the city limits, 
shall be built of brick, in a substantial manner, and 
not lesUhan seventy-five feet in height above the 
receiving flue. A failure to comply with the above 
stipulations shall subject the offender to a fine of 
$25 for each and every day's neglect^after due notice 
being served by the Board of Public Works, said 
Board being the executors of this ordinance. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to strike out all of section 
four (4) of the Ordinance. 

Aid. McGenniss moved to amend by striking out 
the words " Brewery, Tannery, Packinghouse, or" 
from section four (4). 



The amendment of Aid. McGenniss prevailed by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayts — Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Schmitz, Tra- 
cy, Bailev, . Clowry, Powell, Witbeck, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schnaffner, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Mr. President — 17. 

iVbes— Coey, Daggy, Stone, Cullerton, Bateham, 
Holden, Sweet, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, 
Cleveland, Clarke, Woodman — 14. 

Aid. Schaft'ner moved to strike out section four 
(4) as amended. The motion prevailed hy the fol- 
lowing vote : 

-4yes— Coey, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Culler- 
ton, Bailey, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, Heath, Gard- 
ner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Schmidt, Stout, 
Schaft'ner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Clarke, Wood- 
man, Mr. President— 22. 

iVoes— Otis, McGenniss, Thompson. Clowry, 
Powell, Witbeck, Buehler, McGrath— 9. 

Aid. Gardner meved to strike out section five (5; 
of the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as fol- 
ows : 

-iyes— Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Holden, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleve- 
land, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, 
Lengacher, McCaffrey, Clarke, Woodman, Mr. 
President— o2. 

Nots — None. 

Aid. Holden moved to strike out section six (6) of 
the ordinance. 

Aid. McGenniss moved to amend section six (6) by 
striking out the word " twelve" and insert the word 
" ten" in lieu thereof. 

The amendment was lost by the following vote : 

^2/es— Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Stone, Culler- 
ton, Bailey, Clowry, Powell — 8. 

iVbes— Coey, Daggy, Tracy, Bateham, Holden, 
Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, 
Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Schaff- 
ner, Leneacher, McCaffrey, Clarke, Woodman, Mr., 
President~21. 

Question recurring on the motion to strike out 
section six (6) the motion was lost by the following 
vote : 

^yes— Otis, Holden— 2. 

iVoes— Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, 
Stone, Tracy, Cullerton, Bailey, <Uowry, Bateham, 
Powell, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, 
Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, 
Schaffner. Lengacher, McCaffrey, Clarke, Woodman, 
Mr. President— 28. 

Aid. Tracy moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^2/es— Otis, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Powell, Sweet, Gill, Cleveland, 
Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Len- 
gacher, McCaffrey — 18. 

iVbes— McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Bate- 
ham, Holden, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, 
Clarke, Woodman, Mr. President— 13. 

So the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present— Aid. Otie, Coey, McGeiinlss, Tbompson, 
Daggy, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickay, Cullerton, Bailej-, 
Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Heatii, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleve- 
land, Biiehier, McGrath, Stout, Schaflfner, Lenga- 
cher, McCaffrey, Carney, Busse, Woodman, Mr. 
President. 

Absent— Aid. Knickerbocker, Bowen, Dixon, 
Stone, Schmidt, Clarke, and Ogden. 
MINUTES. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held January 22, and of the ad- 
journed regular held January 27, 1872, be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

ELECTION. 

Aid. Sweet moved that an election be ordered to 
fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Aid. 
Glarte of the Eleventh Ward, said election to be 
held Feb. 27, 1872,and that the City Cierk be directed 
to give due notice of the same. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Petition of Thomas Tickpau, for a free peddler's 
license, was 
Granted. 

Petition of property owners to open alley on Dear- 
born and State streets, between Division and Goethe, 
was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys,North 
Division. 

Petition of J. W. Scott and others, praying that the 
Bale for special assessment taxes of Olivet Baptist 
Church be set aside, was 

Referred to Committee on Local Assessments. 

Petition of L. Bebo, for a free peddler's license, 
was 
Granted. 

Petition of Patrick McNuity, for a free peddler's 
license, was 
Granted. 

Petition of citizens asking the passage of an ordi- 
nance for filling an alley in block 134, School Sec- 



tion addition, between State street and Third ave» 
nue,wa8 

Referred to the Board of Public Works with pow- 
er to act. 

Petition of Geo. Halket for permission to occupy 
the wharfing privilege between abutments and under 
the north end of Wells street bridge as a ship car- 
penter's shop, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Remonstrance of citizens against granting right of 
way on cert;un streets lor a suburban railroad, from 
the city of Chicago to Evanston, was, on motion of 
Aid. Daggy, 

Referred to Committee on Railroads. 

Communication from Heath and Smith Manufac- 
turing Co., asking Council to postpone further ac- 
tion in the matter of the "Miner Lamp" for one 
week, was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights. 

Aid. Sherwood presented a communication cover- 
ing a resolution directing the Comptroller to report 
all names of parties holding school leases, who have 
refused to pay their rent, and also of those who 
have paid under protest. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the resolution be adopt- 
ed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

^eso red. That the City Comptroller be, and he 
hereby is, instructed to report to this Council, at its 
next regular meeting, the names of all parties hold- 
ing school leases who have refused to pay their 
rents, and the amount now due from each lessee, to- 
gether with the names of those who have paid their 
rents under protest, and the amount so paid by each 
party. 

Petition of Richard Chester for Council to exam- 
ine his improved street lamp, and give him the bene- 
fit of the same, was 

Referred to Committee on Gas Lights, 

Petition of Mrs. Mary C. Granger, for permission to 
finish a house located at Nos. 129 and 131 West Ran- 
dolph street, as per agreement with the Board of 
Public Works, was 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

Petition of A. S. Maltmun to lease parcel of laud, 



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20 feet east of the northwest corner of South Water 
and Dearborn streets, and fifty leet deep to the river, 
was 

Referred to Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds. 

Petition of Chas. G. ITaddock, for permission to 
move a fr tme house and barn. No 219 West Mad- 
ison street, to West^Van Buren street, about 150 feet 
west of Centre avenue. 

Aid Bo!id moved that the petition be referred to 
the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of Geo. Richhold, for permission to move 
frame building from corner of Madf%on street and 
Bishop court to the opposite side of Madi-son street. 

Aid. Bond moved that the petition be referred to 
the Committee on Fire and VVater. 

The motion preva led. 

Petition of property-owners for Council to rescind 
and revoke all perm its for vio'ation of the late fire 
ordinance, and that lurther permits be peremptorily 
refHeed,wa8, on motion of Aid. Gardner, 

Placed on file. 

Petition of Geo. II. Gibson for permission to move 
frame building. No. 3)0 West Madison, to lot on 
Fouth side of Adam.", about 209 feet west of Loomis 
strfct, was 

Rreferred to Commiitee on Fire and Water. 

. Aid. Otis presented a communication from a com- 
mittee appointed from the Chic:igo Chapter of Arch- 
itects, coalmining ce. tain suL'gestions relative to the 
ordinance establishing fire limts. 

Aid. McGrath moved th it the communic^ttion be 
accepted and pi iced on file, and the suggestions 
made by tlie comrai'tee published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The folio .ving are the suggestions above referred 
to : 

In section 2 it is suggested that the following 
clauses be inserted after the first sentence, enfiing 
with the words 'Mour inches less in thickness than 
Is above specified — " 

The provisions of this ordinance for party and 
eide-wallsof scores, warehoii.ses, and similar build- 
ings, are to apply only to buildings not exceeding 
100 feet in de^jth. In all buildings excfeding 
100 feet in depth, and not h%vii)i;C cross-walls, or 
equivalent buttrcsscH, not le.<s than 50 leet apart, or 
pL-rm inentd'agon;il braces, the p:irty-wall, or wills, 
supporting floors shall.be lour inches thicker th.in 
above specifi' d: and in case the first story of any 
store sh ill exceed 18 feet in beigbt, or any story 
above the iir.-t story shall excee I 15 feet in 'height, 
an addition il thickness of lour inches shall be re- 
quired in the walls of buch stories and the walls 
beneath them. 

. Every building herea''ter erected in which parti- 
tion wai's support'n^ floor beams may be required, 
except churciies, tlieatre.*, or other puijiic buildings, 
ehall haue O'le or more i-ton^, brick, or fire p oor' 
p irtitioM walls, which, when builr, of brick, may be 
four inches less in ihickiiess than as first au.pve 
specified ; provided they are not more than 60 feet 
in heitiht, or, inplaceoi walls there shall be brick 
piers, iron, or woocie i columns, v^^ith girder-i ^uffi- 
cient to carry the we ghts of floors with their super- 
imposed weights. 

In all buildings over 25 feet in width, and not 
having either brick partition walls, or yir ler-i sup- 
ported by columns or piers, the w ills sh ill be in- 
creased an additional four indie-i in thickness for 
every a'ditional 10 feet in width of said building or 
any i ortion thereof. 

The amount of material above specified m^y be 
used either in pi^rsor butt^ esses : pr()vid«'d the walls 
between the same shall in i.o case be less than 12 
inches in tuickness. 

In dwelling houses or buildings not exceeriing 50 
feet in depth and four stories high, the party wai Is 
and AVa'ls supporting beams may be 16 inc-bes thick 
in the first and sec(»iid (-tories, and 12 inches thick in 
the third and fourth stories, and the exterior front 



and rear walls may be 12 inches in thickness, sub- 
ject in other respects to the provisions of this ordi- 
nance. 

Any building over two stories in height that may 
be hereafter erected in an isolated position, and 
which shall not be provided with cross- walls or 
sufficient buttres-ses, shall be securely braced inside 
during the whole time of its erection, and, if prac- 
ticable, on the outside; and the braces shall be 
continued from the foundation upward to at least 
one-half the height of the building, from the grade 
of the street, until an adjoining building is erected. 

In every brick wall every sixth course shall be a 
heading course, except where walls are faced with 
pressed brick, in which case every fifth course shall 
be bonded into the backing by cutting the course of 
the face brick, and putting in diagonal headers be- 
hind the same, or by splitting the^face brick in half 
and backing the same by a continuous course of 
headei-s. In all walls that are faced with their 
ashlar anchored to the backing, or in which the 
ai?hlar has not eitheralternateheadersand stretchers 
in each course, or alternate heading and stretching 
courses, the backing of brick shall not be less than 
twelve inches thick. The backing in all walls, of 
whatever material it may be composed, shall be of 
such thickness as to make the walls, independent of 
the facing, conform as to thickness with the require- 
ments of this ordinance. The full thickness of iron 
fronts shall be filled in with brick work. 

The footing, or b.ise coui-se, under all foundation 
walls and under all piers, columns, posts, or pillars, 
resting on the earth, shall be of stone or concrete ; 
and if under a foundation wall, shall he at least 
twelve inches wider on each side than the bottom 
width of the siid wall; and if under piers, 
columns, posts, or pilars, shall be at leatt twelve 
inches wider on all sides than the bottom width of 
the said piers, columns, posts, or pillars, and not 
less than 18 inches in thickness. 

All foundation walls shall be built of stone or 
brick, and shall be laid in cement mortar, and 
shall be at least four inches thicker than the wall 
next above them. 

Every isolated brick pier less than ten superficial 
feet at the base, and all piers supporting a wall built 
of rubb e stone or brick, or under any iron column, 
beam, lint-l, arch, girder, or arch on wh ch a wall 
rests, shall, at intervals of not less th .n 36 inches in 
height, have built into ii a bond block of stone or a 
bond plate of iion of a diameter each way equal to 
the diameter of the pier, except that in piers on the 
street front, above the sidewalk, thebcm:! maybe 
four inches less than the pier in diameter; aiid all 
piers shall be bui tof good, hard, well-burned brick 
laid in cement mort ir, and the v/alls iind piers un- 
d r all girders and columns shall have a bond 
stone or iron p ate, and if in a wall, at least 
two feet in length, running th;ough the wall, 
and if in a pier, the full .'■ize thereof eveiy thiriy- 
six inches in height from the b )ttom, and >hall have 
a cap- tone at least twelve inches in thickness by 
the whole size or' the pier, or if in a wall, at least 
two feet in le gth by ihe thickness of the wall. In 
any case, where any column rests on any wall, or 
pier built cut rely of stone or brick, the said column 
shall be set on a base stone not less than twelve 
inches in thitkm ss, by the full size of the p er, if 
on a pier, or if on a w ill the fuil thickness of the 
wall, or on a -ast-iron foot or equ >1 bearing capacity, 
the underside of which shall be the full size of the 
pier. 

Whenever, in a brick wall, the space between two 
openings is I educed to one-half the width of the ad- 
joi ling Openings, itsh dl be co is d^-red as a pier, and 
shall have bond b ocks as alove required lor isolated 
piers. 

Ill section 9 of the proposed ordinance, we suggest 
the insertion, afier the wo ds "inib^dded in lime 
mortar," the 'ollowing words : '"On one side there- 
of, to insure sutficieiit strength to the wall, and on 
all sides thereof, where they pass through the floors, 
they shall have eight inches of brickwork. 

Aid . Mc'^aftrey presented an order directing th» 
Bo lid of Public Works to erect lamp-posts ou Erie- 
street, which was 



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Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

The Clerk presented Ihe official bond of J. K. 
Thompson as Commissioner of the Bourd of Public 
WorKs. 

Aid. Holden moved that the bond be approved. 

The motion prevailed. 

. Alderman McCaffrey presented an order directing 
the Board of Police to erect a tempor.iry Engine 
House for the Fred. Gund, ou or near the old site, 
•which was 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

Alderman Woodman presen'^ed a preamble and 
resolution for an increase of pay of letter carriers, 
and moved its adopticm. 

Alderman McGenniss demanded the ayes and 
noes 

And the motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Jiyes — Coey, Tracy, llickey, Cullerton, Bailey, 
dowry, Bateham, Powell, llolden. Bond, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Stout, Schaffner. Lengacher, McCaffrey, Car- 
ney, Busse, Woodm n, Mr. President- 25. 

JS^bes—Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Heath, 
Gardner- 6. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Whereas, The free delivcy of letters by a well- 
organized corps of letter carriers h<is become an im- 
portant auxilinry to the business and commerce of 
our city; and 

Whereas, The letter carriers of our city have 
eervel the public with f-uc hprom ptness and fidel 
itj', and in our < pinion arc i ot sufficenty remuuer- 
rated for their servict s; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we most heartilv approve of the 
bill introduced into Congress by the Hon. Leonard 
Myers, of Pennsylvania, for an increase of the pay 
of the letter carriers, and we would respectfully 
urge up< n our representatives in both branches of 
Congress to aid in the paasage of said bill by their 
influence and votes. 

^esofued, That a copy of the e resolutions be sent 
to each of our llepreseii'atives and SeuMtors. 

Resolved, That the Common Council of the c'ty 
of Chicago do most heartily apnrov • of the above 
resolutions, and that the City C eik is hereby in- 
structed to forward the same to each of our Repre- 
sentatives and Senators. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion from His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's OFPrcE. ) 
Chicago, Jan. 26, 1872. ^ 
To the iron. Board of Aldermen of the city of Chi- 
cago, in Common Council assembled : 
Gentlemen: I return herewith, without my 
approviii, ctrtam iesolut"oi)S of your hoiorable 
boi)y " jiuthorizintr the comp'etioii of frame 
buildiui^sin ihe fire limit'^ under certain restric- 
tions," adopted Jan. 22. 1872. 

Thereto ution authorizes the completion of wood- 
en buildings now in pocess of erect on within tde 
cxisiintr fire limits where the t-ame a'c advanced 
mor than 50 per cent on ihe oriL'inal estimate 1 
cost, without r< quiringtliem to be ii c!o-ed w thin 
a substantial brick wall, or otherwise guarded 
against cofl igratioa in any maimer whatever, low 
or here liter. 

It occurred to me when the said resolution was 
passed that your lioi orable bod_A mis.ht not have 
been aware of the action already taken by the 
Bo;ird ot Public Works, in rcijard to the subject 
matter. 

1 lou'd, atthe fommenermert of t1ii« admini-tra- 
tion, that a tTcat number of wooden buildin-rs were 
beiny eiv( ted in the fire limit-' without author ly, 
and determined to use all the pow. r at my com- 
mand to enforce the fire limit- ordinanc« s. The 
<OMiplet'on of n large number of those d ngerous 
fitructuvc'-' w s stopped, and the commencement of 
mai y mor.- has b en etlectualiy pre ented. 

Upon consultation with the Board of Public 
W< r'";s, who hnve exclus ve authority in regard to 
«uch buildings (see Section 13, Chapter 6, City Char- 



ter), it was decided that, under the circumstances, 
it would be harsh, and perhaps unjust, to require 
the pulling down or destruction of such buildings as 
had been comraencefi and were then near comple- 
tion, anil that permits should be granted by tho 
Board to complete such buildings upo'i the express 
condition that I he structures should be inclosed upon 
the foiu- sides thereof w th a substantial brick wall, 
not less than eight inches thick, and extending from 
the ground to the top of the wall. The par- 
tes applying for such permit-^ are required to 
enter into bonds, with good securitie- for the faithful 
complance with the conditions of the permit. 'J he 
Board exercise their judgment in each case as to 
whetber the building is so near completion as to jus- 
tify the is.-uance of the permit. In all other caics, 
where the buildings weie not advanced 50 pi-r cent, 
of completion, their further construction as wooden 
structures has been stopped— at least, in all cases 
that have come to my knowledge. 

Something like three hundred attempted violations 
of the file limits ordinance have already been pre- 
vented, and ne trly one hundred persons have given 
bonds for perm ts. The annexed bond is a copy of 
the form and conditionsof those taken by the Board. 
In all these cases the buildings were advanced be- 
yond 50 per cent, of their eti mated cost, and moot 
of them were nea-ly comp'eted. 

It W( uld be maiiifefct injustice to have one rule 
prescribed for a portion of tho-e peisot s who had 
more than half comp'eted woo'len structures, and a 
diffeient rule for another po'tion of these v olatera 
of the law. If the re.-o'ution passed by your honor- 
able body is to stai d, then it vould be only fairaiid 
right to lelease thehutdnd persons, firms, and 
corporations who have already entered iito heavy 
bonds with the Board of Public Works, to bricK up 
their combustible structures, and thereby place 
them on an equal footing with tho-e whom the reso- 
lution proposed to exempt from compliance with the 
fire limits regulat ons. 

But I cani.ot believe that it wa« the purpose of 
your honor.ible bo ly to annul these bonds — passing 
over the quesfon of the power of the Council todo 
so— and overthrow what has been d<>ne by the Board 
of Public Works and the Mayor, aided by the police, 
for the security of property-owners within the fire 
limits. E^ual and ex iCt jnst ce to all requires that 
what tho-e persons have been compelled to do 
should be exacted of all o her persons similarly en- 
g.xged in violating the charter and ordinances rela- 
ti\e to tire limits. 

The resolution in question requires thost who have 
violated the ordinance and h>ive been so unfortunate 
or dilatory as not to have exp Mided 50 per cent, of 
the estimated c St, but who have expended more 
than 10 percent., "tobriclithe same in a safe and 
satisfactory manner." 

I can see no justice in re war ling those who have 
made haste in violating the city ordinances, or dis- 
criminating against those who have been dilatory 
in so doing. 

I ;im satislied that no better conditions than those 
that have been enforced by the Ho ird of Public 
AVorks should be grai.tid to those p^ rsons who have 
violated the express Utter of the ordinances in re- 
trard tofire lim t--, by erecting, wiihou' permission 
or authori'y, irame bu Idings within those limits; 
and thit the public interests require that the fire 
limits ordinal ces should b^' rigidly ciilorced. 

For the rtasons above stateil, I alo letnrn here- 
with, without my approval, the special license given 
to Peti r >ta b to finish a bousi; on the northwest 
corner of St. C a'r and Mch'gan strc' ts, and also 
that g veil to Dr. W. Carr to enlarsre and remodel a 
frame building on the corner of West Maditon and 
Cuit 8 streets. 

If there be a fire limits ord'nance for one, it 
should be for all cit zens w thin the fire limits, and 
the principle i-< wrong which permits any exemption 
to any particular individual from the <'per..tioii of 
an ordinance general in itst -rmsand provisiore, 
Joseph Medtll, M lyor. 

A'd, Gill moved to reconsider tie vote t>y "whxh, 
the resolution referred to in the veto of the Mayor 
was adopted, and the petitions mcutioncd in ibo- 
aame granted. 



[Jar. 29,) 

The m tion prevailed hy ayes and noes as follows : 

yiyes—OUs, Coey, McOeniiit'e, Thompson, D:iggy, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Ilickey, Cullertnn, Bailey, Clowry, 
fiateham, Powell, Iloiden, B')nd, Sweet, Witbeck, 
l^eath, G.irdiier, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Bueh- 
ier, MiGrath, Stout, Schaffuer, Lengactier, McCaff- 
rey, Carney, Busse, Woodman, Mr. President— 25. 

Noes—0. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the whole subject matter 
be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report 
covering the bills ofR. E. Moss, lor extra work done 
on the LaSalle street tunnel, which was 
" Referred to Coramittte on Finance. 
Also, 

A report and order relative to street cleaning. 

Aid. Daggy moved to amend the orler submitted 
by the BoTird of Public Works, by striking out all 
after the word "Ordered," and inserting the follow- 
ing : 

" That the Board of Public Works be, and they 
are hereby, directed to forthwith advertise forbids 
for the cleaning of the improved streets of the city 
pf Chicago for the period of three years from and 
after the 1st day of April next, and that they let the 
contract to the lowest responsible bidder or bid- 
ders." 

Aid. Thompson moved, as an amendment, that 
the Board of Public Works publish the bids received 
by them. 

Aid. Dagsy accepted the amendment. 

Aid. Sweet moved, jis a substitute, "that the 
Board of Public W'^rks be directed to make an esti- 
mate of the cost of procuring; the necessary appara- 
tus for cleaning the* impi-ovcd streets of Chicago; 
also, the total co.-t of cleaning the same by the city 
under the control and management of the Board, 
and report the same to this Council." 

After debate, 

Aid. Otis called for the previous question, and the 
call was sustained. 

The question being on the substitute of Aid. Sweet, 
it was rejected by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Tracy, Hickey, CuIIerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Holden, Sweet, Gardner, Buehler, McGrath, Stout, 
Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Busse 
-16. 

iVotfS— Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, 
Schmitz, Bateham, PoTvrell, Bond, Witbeck, Heath, 
Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Woodman, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 16. 

The question then being on the amendment of 
Alderman Daggy, as amended by Alderman Thomp- 
son, it was carried by aeys and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Culleiton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Holden, Bond, Sweet, Heath, Sherwood, 
Gill, Cleve'and, Stout, Schafluer, Lengacher, Mc- 
Caft'rey, Carney, Woodman, Mr. President — 26. 

Koes — Poweil, Witbeck, Gardner, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Busse— 6. 

The following is the order, as passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, directed forthwith to advertise for 
bids for the cleaning of the improved streets of the 
city of Chicaeo, for the period of three years from 
and after the 1st day of April next, and that they let 
the contract to the lowest responsible bidder or bid- 
ders, and that they publish the bids received by 
them. 

The City Comptroller presented a report covering 
bids for purchase of frame building situated on the 
corner of Halsted and Twelfth streets. 

Aid. McGrath moved to i-efer to the Committee on 
Schools. 

The motion prevailed. 



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.pf'y. 



Aid. Powell moved that the Committee on Schools 
be instructed to report at the next regular meeting. 
The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Aid, Gill moved that the Council do now proceed 
to the further consideration of the ordinance estab- 
lishing fiie limits. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McGennisp moved to adopt Sec. 6 of the ordi- 
nance. .: 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes asfollows:-- 

Ayes — Coey, McGenniss, Daggy, Hickey, Culler-" 
ton, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Sweet, Heath, Gard- 
ner, Sherwood, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Stout, 
Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Woodman, 
Mr. President — 23. . . r 

Noes — Otis, Thompson, Tracy, Holden, Gill— 5. '• 

Aid. Schaffner moved to amend section 7 of th'e 
ordinance so that it shall read as follows : 

" Sec. 7, No wood building or part of buildiftg 
within said fire limits shall ise raised, enlarged or 
repaired, except as herein provided ; nor >hall any 
such building or part of building be removed frona 
one lot or place to another within the said fire 
limits; nor shall any buiidiig be removed fronii 
without said fire limits to any place with- 
in said fire limits; nor shall any wooden 
building within the fire limits of said city, which 
may be damaged less than 50 per cent, of its value, 
be so repaired as to be raised higher than the high-- 
est point left standing after such damage shall have 
occurred, nor so as to occupy a greater space than 
before the injury thereto." 

The amendment prevailed. 

Aid. Gill moved to further amend Sec. 7 by insert- 
ing after the word limits, in the eighth line, the 
words " excepting it be removed in a certain direc- 
tion, to wit : from the centre of the city towards the 
city limits, and that it be not moved to a lot front- 
ing on an improved street. " 

Aid. Holden moved to lay the amendment on the 
table . 

The motion of Aid. Holden was lost by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

Ayes — Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Holden, Gard- 
ner, Sherwood, Woodman, Mr. President— 8. 

Noes — Coey, Daggj', Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, 
CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Bond, 
Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, 
McGrath, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Busse— 22. 

The question recurring on the amendment of Aid. 
Gill, It was adopted by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Coey, Daggy, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, CuI- 
Ierton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Bond, 
Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, 
McGrath, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaf- 
frey, Carney, Busse— 24. 

jVoes— Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Holden, Gard- 
ner, Sherwood, Woodman, Mr. President — 8. 
ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Bailey moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes— Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, CuIIerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Sweet, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, 
Gill,Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Stout, Lengacher, 
Carney, Busse— 25. 

iV^oes— Holden, Bond, Witbeck, Schaffner, Mc- 
Caffrey, Woodman, Mr. President— 7. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKI33, 

City Clerk, 



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COMMON COUNCIL. 



I^,EC3-TJLJLK. IVCEETIItTa-. 



J AIVXJA-Ii^5r 31»t, IS'TS. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present— Aid. Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, 
dowry, Bateham, Holden, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McQrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Clarke, Woodman, and Mr. President. 

Absent — Aid. Knickerbocker, Bowen, Dixon, Dag- 
gy, Powell, Sherwood, Carney, Ogden, and Busse. 
CALL. 
The Clerk read the following call for the meeting: 
Chicago, Jan 29, 1872. 
C. T. Hotchkiss, City Clerk: 

Sir : You will please call a special meeting of the 
Common Council, to be held Wednesday evening, 
Jan. 3l8t inst., at 7>^ o'clock p. m., to consider fire 
ordinance. J. W. McGenniss, 

Aid. 3d Ward, 
B. G. Gill, 
W. B. Bateham. 
Aid Otis moved that the call be placed on file. 
The motion prevailed. 

In accordance with the call the Council proceeded 
to the consideration of the ordinance establishing 
the fire limits. 

Aid. Gill moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the words "Excepting it be removed in a certain 
direction, to wit: from the centre of the city to- 
wards the city limits, and that it be not moved to a 
lot fronting on an improved street," were incorpo- 
rated in section? at the previous meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gill presented the following substitute for 
section seven (7), and moved its adoption : 

Sec. 7. No wood building or part of building 
within the fire limits prescribed in section one of 
this ordinance shall be raised, enlarged, or repair- 
ed, except as herein provided; but any wooden 
building may be removed from one lot to another 
lot within said fire limits, provided said building 
shall be determined to be worth more than sixty 
per cent, of what it would cost to build a new 
building of like character ; the Mayor and Board 
of Public Works to determine the value of said build- 
ing. Provided further, that the Board of Public 
Works shall cause an advertisement to be inserted 
in the corporation newspaper, for ten days, of the 
name of the party applying lor such permit, the 
present location of the building to be moved, and 
the lot upon which it is proposed to move 
the same, and in each ease give 



the name and number of the street, 
if possible; and all remonstrances against the grant- 
ing of such permit must be filed with the Board of 
Public Works before the expiration of said ten days, 
and after said hearing the Mayor and said Board 
shall have the power to grant such permits. The 
parties applying for permits shall pay the cost of 
the advertisements upon application for the same. 
But no wooden building shall be removed from 
without said fire limits to any place within said fire 
limits, nor shall any wooden building within said 
fire limits, which may be damaged less than fifty 
per cent, of its value, be so repaired as to be raised 
higher than the highest point left standing after 
such damage shall have occurred, nor so as to oc- 
cupy a greater space than before the injury thereto. 
The substitute was adopted by the following vote : 
Ayes — Coey, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, 
Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Bond, Sweet, 
Heath, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Clarke, 
Woodman, Mr. President — 24. 

iVoes— Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Ilolden, 
Witbeck, Gardner— 6. 

Aid. McGenniss moved to amend section seven (7) 
as follows : 

" Provided that the moving of any building erect- 
ed within the fire limits in violation of any ordi- 
nance is hereby prohibited." 

The amendment was lost by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows: 

Ayes — Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Stone, Holdeu, 
Bond, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Gill, Cleveland, 

JYoes — Coey, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Sweet, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Clarke, Woodman — 18. 

Aid. Coey moved to amend section seven (,7) as 
follows : 

"Any person wishing to remove a Avooden build- 
ing for the purpose of building Avith brick or stone 
on the same lot may be allowed to do so, and any 
person owning wooden building on leased lots 
mayhavethe same privilege, provided, "said build- 
ing shall be moved furhter aAvay from the center of 
the city." 

The amendment Avas lost by tee following vote : 

Ayes— Coey, Cullerton, Sweet, Schaffner Len- 
gacher, McCaffrey— 6. 

iVbes— Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, 



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Ilol.len, lioiul, \V'iU)C'ck, llcatli, Gunlnci-jOlrvcilaiKl. 
Huohkn- McGrath, Schmidt, Stout. Clarke, Wood- 
iiiati, Ml . Pivsidt-nt— 2;3. 

Aid. Iloldcii moved to iuuciid Section eiuht (S) by 
slrikiiii,'outtlie word ••s^eveii" on the thifd line, and 
insiTt rlieAVord ''tive"!!! lieu lliereol'. 

Tile motion prevailed. 

Aid. Oli> moved to -t ri ke nut Seeiinn nine (!t)<)ftlie 
o;-dinanee. 

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iusr out the wt)rd.* --A line 125 feet so 
street. •• and insert the Avords " Tin 
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Aid. dill nioved that the ordinaiiccj as amended, 
he laid (111 the tahle, temporai'ily, and publi.shed. 
Tlic motion prevailed. 
The Ibllowint; is tlie ordinance a.'; amended : 

AN OEDINANCE 

To retifulate tlie eoii.struetion of buildings and the 
loeation and earrying on of certain manulhctories, 
and of hu8inet-s deemed hazardous on aceount of 
lire, and amendatory of eliupter 9 of Gary's Laws 
and Ordinances, entitled Fire Department. 
Be it ordained hv the Common Council of the citv 

of Chicago: 

SeitioxI. Tliat the fire limit.s of the city of Cldca- 
go shall begin at the mouth of tlie main Chicatro 
rivt'r. tlience running south Itounded by Lake 
Michigan to Thirty-ninth street, thence wef^t to a 
line 15<i feetAve-St of State street, thence north to a 
line l.JU feet south of Thirty-tifth street, thence 
west to a line 125 feet west of Ilalsted street, thence 
north to the tracks of the Chicai^o. Burlington 
& Quincy and Northwestern Railroads, thence west 
to a line'l25 foot Avest of Throop street, tlienee north 
to a line 125 feet soutli of Twelfth street, thence 
West to a line 125 feetwe.^t of lleuben street, thence 
north to a line 125 feet south of Van Buren street, 
thence west to a line 125 feet west of Westei-n ave- 
nue, thence north to a line 125 feet noitli of Walnut 
street, thence east to a line 125 feet Acest of K'-uben 
street, thence north to a line 125 feet north of Chica- 
go avenue, thence east to a line 125 feet west of 
Wells street, thence north to a line 125 feet north of 
North avenue, thence east to Lake Michigan, thence 
south }>ounde(l by Lake Michigan to the place of be- 
irinning. 

Wlien a majority of the owners of any block per 
front foot lying in the city of Chicago shall petition 
tlie Mayor "and Common Council of the city of Chi- 
cago to be admitted into the fire limits, the same 
shall be granted, and the same provisions for pro- 
tection extended to that and all other portions of 
the city admitted in like manner that is implied in 
this ordinance. 

Sec. 2. No building or stmcture of any kind or 
descrli)tion shall be erected or constructed within 
the fire limits, as described in section one of this 
ordinance, unles.s the same be done with brick , stone, 
iron, or other incombustible materials, and all build- 
ings which shall, or may hereafter, be erected or 
constructed within the said fire limits .shall have 
outside Avails of not less than one foot in thickness; 
and if any such building shall be more than two and 
not moi-e tlian three stories in height (above the 
basement), the outside and party Avails of the 
basement and first story shall be not "less than sixteen 
inches in thickness; and if any such building shall 
be more than three stories in height (above the 
basement), the outside Avails of the basement and 
first .story shall be not less than sixteen, and 



the parts walls not less ijiaii tweiity inches in 
thickness; iIk; outside Avails of the second and third 
stories shall be not less than tAvelve inches in thick- 
ness, and the party Avails not less than sixteen 
' inchi'S, and the walls of the remaining stories shall 
he not less than twelve inches in thickness : Pro- 
; vidcd. hoAvever, that Avhen any liuilding of more 
j than three stories in heit^ht (above br.sement) is to 
; be erected, the lateral cmtside wall of which is to be 
i built adjoining or Avithin less than four inches of 
the latenl outside Avail of any building already 
I erected, then the first mentioned wall, as to the first, 
second, and third stories, may not be less than six- 
teen inches in tliickness; and provided further, 
I that- buildings cTected and used as dAvelliiigs only 
jiiay be con.structed Avith Avails, in all 
I cases, four inches less in tliickness than is 
above specified, and provided that any building, or 
coitage, or barn, one .story high, to be u-sed as a 
• Iwelling, orstable, the walls need not be more than 
eight inches in thickness. And be it further pro- 
j videil. that Avlien any Imildini: not over one .story in 
I heiylit, and said story not exceeding sixteen feet, is 
j to lie erected in any district Avilhin said fire limits 
i Avliere there is no sewefau'-e. may be erected on sills; 
[ said sills not to lie over (UK- foot from the ground. 
No liuildiiii£ v.liiidi may he erccied shall have any 
liay 01- oriel window constructed of wood, extending 
over three fet't above the floor of the third story of 
said buildinu, and no cornict> constructed of AA'ood 
shall be placed on any house over two stories in 
height, cotmiing the liascnient (if any) as one story; 
and no felt, tar, or composition roofing of any kind 
shall be placed upon or used in the construction of 
the roof of any building Avitbin the said fire limits, 
except the same is laid upon or over a coat of Avater 
lime cement of not less than one-half inch in ihick- 
ness. The felt must be covered with distilled ce- 
ment (and the use of crude coal tar or crude pine 
tar for this purpose is prohibited), and 
Avell covered Avith graAel. If a French 
or Mansard roof sliall he ])laced upon 
any building, the .sinie shall b( constructed of fire- 
proof material. Whenever tAv<i or more l)uildings, 
Avliich may lie hereafter erected Avithin the fire lim- 
its, shall be so built that their Avails shall come to- 
gether or touch ea(di other, there .shall be erected 
and maintained iietween su( li buildings, for the en- 
tire dejith thereof, a fire or partition Avail of brick. 
Avhich said Avail shall not be less lliaii one foot in 
thickness, and at least eighteen inches in height 
above the roofs of such buildiiiL's; and all outside 
and party AA'alls shall be cairieil up not less than 
eighteen inches above the roof of any such building. 
AH posts, lieams. and other timbers in outside and 
X)any walls olbuildiiiLis in said fire limits shall be 
I separated at least eight imdies from each other, with 
stone or brick, laid in mortar or cement. There shall 
be not more than thirty feet .space betAveen the par- 
ty or outside Avails of any buildings Avhich may be 
erected Avithin said fire limits, unless such building 
shall be supported by iron or otlier columns or sup- 
jjorts of fire-proof material . 

Sec. 3. That no building Avithin said tire limits 
not constinjctcd and built as provided in section 2 of 
this ordinance .^ihall hereafter be occujued or used, 
in whole or in part, as or for anyof the trades, oceu- 
pation«. or business hereinafter mentioned, to wit : 
Planiiig mills, sash, door, and blind factories, car- 
penter or cooper shojjs, Avagon or carriage manufac- 
tories, AvilloAv-ware or basket manufactories, cabi- 
net or furniture manufactories, Avood-turning and 
veneering works, agriculttiral implement manufac- 
tories, box or shingle factories, siding mills, resaAving 
or saw mills, kilns for seasoning^lumber by any 
othei- process than steam or natural heat, and 
that in a fire-proof vault or buildiiii: of the same 
n:iture. Nor shall :my business or manufac- 
tory be conducted or carried on Avithin the 
.specified tire limits in Avhich shaAings or light 
combustible material is made, unless there is 
constructed in connection A\ilh eveiy such estab- 
lishment or manufactory a brick or fire-proof vault 
or furnace in which all shavings, sawdust, chips, or 
other light combustible refuse may be deposited an<l 
burned Avithont endangerinii the AA'orks in which it 
is made, or the surrounding property; and all such 



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rotu.se sliitll he proiiiptly rciuoxcd tVoiu the works 
;iml promises, eitlier by biin)iii!i the same, or draw- 
ins: it iTvvay, and sh;ill not be allowed to accumulate, 
either in the works or on tb.e premise^, uidess .stored 
in a lire-proof vault, wliere tlie same may hurn 
without causing alarm or danger to any other prop- 
erty. And in tihe above descri])ed branches of busi- 
ness, or the Avood-workinix dei)artments thereof, or 
in any other business of a like nature not herein 
described, tliere sliidl not be used for beatiiii; or 
warniinLC purposes any stoves or furnaces, ])ut may- 
be wanned by steam or other harmless pro- 
cess. And these rcLrulalions shall also 
apply to tho.se already enLraired in The 
above described brandies of business within llie tire 
li]uits, \\-hetlier the same is cari'ied on in wooden, 
brick, or other buildiuirs. The manufactur of set 
ammunition, iire-works. chemats; the distillation or 
nianufactui-e of varnish, alcohol, naphtha, coal, or 
othtr inthimmabU'oils: the mamiiacture or storatce of 
I'xcelsior. except ill hales, and all other extra-haz- 
ardous avocations, arc hereby proliibited within tlie 
above dcseribed hre linuts. All smoke escapes from 
statioi'ary boilers, .shavinir vaults, forties, foundrit^s, 
mills, or* any other branch of mechanics or manu- 
facturinir. in' wliich a smoke-stack is used within 
the city limits, sliall lie built of brick, in a substan- 
tial manner, and not less than seventy-live teet in 
height above the receivinic fine. A fai hi re to com- 
ply witl. the above stipulations shall subject the 
offender to a line of $2o for each and every day's 
neglect aftei' due notice being ser\-ed by the IJoard 
ofTPubiic Works^said Board being the executors of 
this ordinance. 

Sec. 4. Sheds not exceeding twelve feet in height 
at the peak or highest part tlKireof, and privies not 
exceeding ten leel square and twelve feet in height 
at the peak, may be constructed of wood, and shall 
not be subject to the pi-ovisions of this ehapter. 
S^'rovided, that this term "shed"n>e .so con.struedas 
to mean a structure with a roof sloping one way, 
wiih one or more sides of .said .structure entirely 
open. But all depositories for ashes .shall l»e Imilt 
of brick or otluM- tire-proof material, witliout wood 
in any part thereof. 

Sec. 5. No vvooden building or })art of building 
within the tire limits prescribed in section 1 of this 
ordinance sliall he raised, enlarge?' or repaired, ex- 
cept as herein provided: but any wooden building 
may be removed from one lotto another lot within 
.said lire limits, provided .said building .shall be 
dz'termined to be worth more than 60 per cent, of 
what it would cost to build a new building of like 
character; the Mayor and Board of I'ublic Works to 
determine the value of said building. Provided 
further, that the Board of Public Works .shall 
tauscan advertisement to be inserted in the corpo- 
ration newspaper for ten days of the name of the 
party applying for such i)ermit, the present loca- 
tion of the'buflding to be moved, and the lot upon 



j whicli it is proposed to move the sanu', and in each 
! ra.se give the name and number of the streets, if pos- 
. sible; and all remonstrances against the irrantinu- of 
.such permit must be filed with the Board of Public 
Works before the ex))iration of said ten days; an<l 
after said hearing till' Maycn- and .said Board .shall 
have the power to grant smdi ])ermits. The parties 
applying for permits shall jiay the cost of tlie ad- 
vertisement upon ap]>licatioii for the same ; but no 
wooden building shall be removed from without 
.said tii-f liinits to any jdace within s.-iid tire limits ; 
r.or .-^hall any wooden luiilding within said fire lim- 
its, which niay be da ni aired less than fji) percent, of 
the \alue, be so re))ai ml .ns to be raiscil higher tiian 
the highest point left standing after such damage 
shall have occuri-ed. nor so as to occujiy a greater 
-])ace than before the mjui'v thereto). 

Skc. 6. The first seven sections of said cliapter 
it of Gary's Laws and Ordinances, entitled " Fire 
Department,"' are hereby re])ealed, and tlie five 
loregoiuir .sections are hereby substituted in lieti 
tlieri'of. and all ordinances and piarts of ordinances 
inconsi.vtent herewitli are liereby repealed. 

Sec. 7. This ordinance as amended .shall be in 
force from and after its pasatre and due]niblica- 
I tion. 

Aid. llolden moved that Avlien this Council ad- 
i journs. it be until Saturday, the :M of February, at 
7)^ o'clock p. m. 

The motion Avas lost by tliefoUowinir vole : 

Ayts — McGenniss,Thoini>6on, Stone, Bailey, Hol- 
den. Bond, Clarke. Woodman, and Mr, Presi- 
dent— 9. 

JVoci-— Otis, Coey. Schmitz, Tracy, llickey, Cul- 
lerton, Clowry. ' Bateman, Sweet, Whitbeck. 
Heath, Gardner, Crill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
' Schmidt, Stout', Schaffner, Len'iraidier, and McCaf- 
frey— 2] . 

The jiresiding ofiicer presented the tbllowinir in- 
vitation : 

CiiiCAoo, Jan. 31, 1872. 
Aid. .J. 11. McAvoy. President, and gentlemen of the 
Common Council: 

Yon are invited to participate in a visit to the new 
buildiiig for the insane at Elgin, on Friday. Feb. 2. 
1 Cars A\-ill leave the AYells .street depot at o'a. m. 
Yours, respectfully, 

C. N. HOLDEN. 

For the Trustees. 
Aid. Otis moved that the invitation be .>cce])ted 
and placed on file. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bailey moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

Citv Clerk. 



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JP^JSBIiXJAIiY Stli, IST^S 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present — Aldermen Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGeii- 
niss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, 
Hickey, OuUerton, B alley, Bateham, Powell, Holden, 
Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, 
Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, 
Schaft'ner. Lnegacher, McCaffrey, Carnej', Wood- 
man, Mr. President. 

Absent — Aldermen Knickerbocker, Clowry, 
Clarke, Ogden and Busse. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting, held January 29, and the adjourned 
regular meeting, held January 31, be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion from His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, ) 
Chicago, Feb. 5, 1872. J 
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen of the city of 

Chicago, in Common Council assembled: 

Gentlemen : The great fire of October last de- 
stroyed, in common with that of many of our 
citizens, a large amount of property belonging to 
the corporation. 

No appropriation was or could have been made 
for the expenditure necessarily resulting from this 
great casualty. A temporary building for the city 
officers had to be erected, the sewers to be put in 
repair, lamp-posts to be erected, engine and station- 
houses, and police court-rooms to be recon&tructed, 
Bnd many miles of sidewalk to be rebuilt. 

Many other expenses rendei*ed necessary had to 
be incurred. To raise the money to meet a por- 
tion these expenses authority is given by section 34, 
chapter 5, of the city charter. 

1 submit herewith a statement of expenditures, 
and an order authorizing the Mayor and Comptroller 
to borrow the sum of $120,752.84 for the purpose in- 
dicated in the order, and respectfully recommend 
its passage. Joseph Medill, Mayor. 

Whkreas, By the great casualty of the 8tii and 
9th of October, 1871, in which a large part of the 
city was destroyed by fire, there arose a necessity 
for making certain improvements, to wit : cleaning 
debris from sewers, and lociitirg man-holes, build- 
ing temporary city hall, building and repairing 
sidewalks, replacing lamp-posts and street lamps, and 
repairing the same, building of and repairs to police 
court-rooms, the reconstruction of engine-houses 
and police stations. Therefore, in order to make 



provision for the expense, to wit: $120,752.85: 
necessary to be incurred in making said improve- 
ments. 

Be it Ordered, That the Mayor and (!omptroller be, 
and are hereby, authorized to borrow said sum of 
$120,752.84 for he purposes aforesaid , for a space 
of time, to wit., the c'ose of the next municipal 
year, which sum and the interest shall be added to 
the amount authorized to be raised in the ntxt gen- 
era' tax levy and embraced therein : 

Amount Amount 
Expended. Needed. Total. 

Sewerage fund — 
Cleani'gdebrisfr'm 

sewers and locat- 

i n g man-holes, 

amount paid $6,231.20$ $ 5,231.26 

Appro priat ion 
fund— 
Tempora'^y city 

hall, amount need- 
ed to April 1,1872. 45,608.00 18,000.00 63,608.00 

Sidewalks- 



Amount expended 

and required 

Lamp posts — 
Amouiit expended 

and required.. .. 

General fund — 
Police Courts, North 

end South Divis- 
ions 1,100.00 

Permanent i m- 

proicmentfund 

Reco struction of 

engi ne-hoiises and 

police stations.. 

Board of Education. 3.387.45 



5,635 75 4,896.92 10,532.69 



3,043.50 11,800.00 14,843.50 



20,000.00 
1,050.00 



20,000.00 
4,337.45 



Grand total $120,752.84 

Aid. Holden moved that the communication be 
referred to the Committee on Fit ance. 
The molion prevailed. 



The following communication from his Honor the 
Mayor : 

Mayor'r Office, > 
Chicago, Feb. 5, 1872. ^ 
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen of the city 
of Chiciigo in Common Council assembled: 

Gentliemen : The ordinance passed May 26, 1871, 
to establish and regulate pounds in the city of Chi- 
cago provides, among other things, that " there 



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ahall be appointed by the Mayor, by and with the 
consent of the Council, one pound-keeper for each of 
the three divisions, and the term of office for each 
pound-lseeper shall be for two years and until their 
auccessors are appointed; provided however, that 
the pound-keepers first appointed under this ordi- 
nance shall only hold their office until the first Mon- 
day of December next." The offices are therefore 
now vacant. 

The ordinance further provides that ''every 
pound-keeper shall receive a salary of JlOO per 
annum payable monthly." It also provides that in 
case a member of the police force is appointed, such 
pound-keeper shall receive in addition to the $100 
aforesaid his regular compensation as police officer. 
While the ordinance does not make it obligatory on 
the Mayor to appoint a police officer as pound- 
keeper, yet it fixes the pay so low for anyone else 
that the services of a competent person cannot be 
obtained. I have therefore selected from the police 
force for this duty, and I hereby appoint, John 0. 
McGrath, pound-keeper for the South Division ; 
Edwin D. Hackett, for the North Division, and 
Henry Smith for the West Division, and request the 
concurrance of your honorable body in such ap- 
pointment. Joseph Medill, Mayor. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the communication be 
referred to the Committee on Police. 

The motion prevailed. 

Remonstrance of E. W. Blatchford, et al . against 
the adoption of certain sections of the ordinance 
establishing fire limits, was, on motion of Aid. 
Dagsfy 

Laid on the table t^^mporarily to be taken up in 
connection with the ordinance establishing fire 
limits. 

Petition of William Stork, for permission to finish 
frame building in fire limits, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works, with 
power to act. 

Petition of Weuzel Bashe, for permission to finish 
frame building located in fire limits, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works with power 
to act. 

Petition of the Union Brass Manufacturing Com- 
pany tor permission to build an arch over alley 
bounded by Ohio, Franklin, Ontario, and Market 
streets, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division. 

Petition of H. Hiner for a free peddler's license, 
was 
Referred to the Mayor with the power to act. 

Communication from G. T. Dalto n, in relation to 
Markland street lamps, was 
Referred to the Committee on Gas Lights. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Daggy, of the Com- 
mittee on Schools, to whom bad been referred a 
communication from the Citty Comptroller, cover- 
ing bids for school building, corner of Halsted and 
Twelfth streets, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Dagggy moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order, as passed: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and CityComptroller be, 
and they are hereby, authorized to sell the school 
building owned by the city of Chicago, located on 
the corner of Halsted and Twelfth streets, at private 
•ale at any sum not less than two hundred and fifty 
dollars. 

Petition of citizens for sidewalk on Van Buren 
street, from the river to State street, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Holden presented a 
resolution directing the Comptroller to report 



amount of money in city treasury Dec. 1, 1869, and 
the quarter ending Dec. 31, 1871, and moved ita 
adoption. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the City Comptroller be, and here- 
by is, directed to report to this Council at its next 
regular meeting the amount of money in the city 
treasury Dec. 1, 1869— and the amount in the 
treasury quarterly and including Dec. 1. 1871. 

Communication from J. M. Van Osdel and others 
in relation to construction of roofs, etc., under the 
provisions of the ordinance establishing flre-limita, 
etc., was 

Laid on the table temporarily to be considered to- 
gether with the ordinance referred to. 

Communication of Soper, Brainard & Co. and 
others, in relation to felt or composition roofs, was 

Laid on the table temporarily to be considered in 
connection with the ordinance establishing fire- 
limits. 

Petition of citizens for a change of boundaries in 
the proposed ordinance establishing fire limits, 
was 

Laid on the table temporarily, to be taken up in 
connection with the fire ordinance. 

Petition of Isaac Goldman, for a free peddler's 
license, Avas 
Referred to Committee on Licences. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Comptroller presented a report covering 
the names of lessees of school lands and the amount 
received from them as rental , which was ordered to 
be 
Published. 
The following is the report : 

Comptroller's Office, } 
Chicago, Feb. 5, 1872. j 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago 
in Common Council assembled: 
In accordance with a resolution passed by your 
honorable body, Jan. 29, 1872, I herewith submit a 
list showing names of lessees of school lands who 
have refused to pay their rents, together with the 
amount now due from each lessee, the names of 
those who have paid their rents under protest, and 
the amount so paid by each party. 

Amount paid under protest $27,245.63 

Amount now due 157,002.84 

Respectfully submitted, 
Geo. Taylor, 

City Comptroller. 
(See Table.) 

The Board of Police presented a report covering 
the draft of an ordinance concerning chimney 
sweeps which was 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

The Board of Public Works presented a communi- 
cation covering their tenth annual report, which 
was ordered to be 
Published and placed on file. 
The following is the communication : 

Office of the Board of Poblic Works, } 
Feb. 5, 1872. $ 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago 
in Common Council assembled : 
The Board of Public Works respectfully submit 
herewith their tenth annual report for the fiscal year 
ending April 1, 1871. 

A report of the Board for the period above named 
was in the hands of the printer and nearly ready for 
delivery in October last, when it was destroyed by 
fire, hence the delay in submitting their report. 
Respectfully submitted, J. McARTHUR, 

R. PRINDEVILLB, 
J.K.THOMPSON, 
Board of Public Works. 

Also, 
A report aud ordinance eefcabUshiug the grade of 



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7,500 
8,760 
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3,760 00 
3,750 00 
2.400 00 
6,000 00 
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99,000 01 
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69,400 00 
59,400 00 
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2,516 50 
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28,800 00 
28,800 00 
28,800 00 
38,600 00 
33,600 00 

18,400 00 
9,200 00 
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27,160 00 

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30,000 00 
30,000 00 
30,000 00 

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112 00 I 
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450 00 
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450 00 

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. 240 00 
300 00 
300 00 
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376 00 
225 00 
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1 226 00 

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i,000 00 
•i,940 00 
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1 728 00 
11,728 00 
1,728 00 
1,728 00 
2,016 00 
2,016 00 
1,656 00 
1,666 00 
1,104 00 
662 00 
1,666 00 
1,660 00 
i;728 00 
2,232 00 

1,800 00 
1,800 00 
i;800 01 


2,310 00 

2,698 76 

2,646 00 j 

787 50 

787 50 

787 50 
918 75 

525 00 
.526 00 
.525 00 
420 00 
666 25 
393 76 
393 75 
393 76 
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626 00 
1,312 60 
10,500 00 
10,396 00 
8,83'5 75 
1,782 00 
1,782 00 
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2,457 00 
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3,276 01 

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234 00 
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3,132 00 

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432 00 
432 00 
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683 20 
1.360 00 
1,360 00 
1,350 00 
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1,485 00 
2,146 00^ 

7,200 00 

676 00 

787 60 

337 50 
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675 00 
787 60 
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526 00 
460 00 
408 00 
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393 75 

376 05 
144 00 
376 00 
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1,782 00 

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189 48 

450 00 
2,900 00 
2,160 00 
2,808 00 
2;i06 00 

702 00 
1,404 00 
1,404 00 

2 808 00 
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3,666 60 
684 00 
522 00 
432 00 
2,692 00 
2,592 00 
2,592 00 
2,592 00 
'603 80 
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2,898 00 
2,484 00 
1,656 00 
'966 00 
2,898 00 
2,898 00 
3,024 00 
3,906 00 
2,627 34 
2,861 80 
3,707 34 
3,196 80 
1800 00 
1800 00 
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3 150 00 
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4,284 00 


Payment not under protest. 
Payment not under protest. 
Payment of $93.75 not under protest. 

Payment not under protest- 
Payment not under protest. 

Ap'al Sept. 1871 rent is reckoned to Ma 
Ap'al Sept. 1871. rent is reckoned to Ma 

Payment not under protest. 
Payment not under protest. 

$2,322.80 only paid under protest. 

Paynu-nt not made under protest 
Payments per order of Court not unde 

Payment not under protest. 
SlRent at old valuation and paid under 




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James F.Smith. 




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sidewalke on Michigan street from Wells street to 
Clark street which was 

Referred to ComrattteeV on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance establishing grade of the 
east curb-line of Michigan avenue and River street 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

Also, 

A report and order to make arrangements for con- 
structing party walls of A. D. Titsworth Engine 
House, which was 

RefeiTed to Committee on Fire and Water. 
UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the ordinance estab- 
lishing fire limits, with all petitions, remonstrances 
and amendments, be recommitted to the Committee 
on Fire and Water, with instructions to report at the 
next regular meeting to be made the special order 
of 8 o'clock, and that they have the result of their 
action printed and sent to each Alderman prior to 
the next regular session. 

Aid. Tracy demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Bowen, Coey, McGennis, Thompson, Dag- 
gy, Stone, Schmitz, Hickey, CuUerton, Bateham, 
Holden, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Sherwood, 
Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Schmidt, Stout, Schaftner, 
Lengacher,McOatfrey, Carney, Woodman, and Mr. 
President — 27. 

Ifbes — Tracy. Bailey, Powell, Gardner, Mc- 
Grath— 5. 

Aid. Bond moved that a special committe of two 
from each division be appointed by the chair to 
assist the Committee on Fire and Water in the re- 
vision of the ordinance establishing fire-limits. 

The motion prevailed. 

The chair appointed as such committee Aids. 
Bond, Heath, Thompson, Schmitz, Lengacher, and 
Woodman. 

Report of the Committee on Printing on resolu- 
tions relative to price to be paid for corporation 
printing, and communication from the Evening 
Mail Company, laid over and published January 8, 
1872, pending atjadjournment January, 22, 7872. 

Aid. Holden moved to amend the resolution recom- 
mended by the committee by striking out the 
word " forty-five " and inserting the word 
" thirty," and also by striking out 
the words " thirty-seven and one-half " and insert- 
ing the word *' twenty " in lieu thereof. 

After debate 

Aid. Tracy called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. 

Question being on the amendment of Aid. Holden, 
Aid. Sherwood demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion was lost by the following vote : 

^2/es~Bateham, Holden. Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Gill, Buehler, Woodman— 8. 

Noes — Bowen, Coey, McGenniss. Thompson, Dag- 
gy. Stone. Schmitz. Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, 
Bailey, Powell, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Cleve- 
land, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffiier, Lenga- 
cher, McCaffrey. Carney, Mr. President— 24. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes— Bowen, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Dag- 
gy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bai- 
ley, Powell, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, 
Cleveland, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, 
Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Mr. President— 25. 

iVbes— Bateham, Holden, Bond,Sweet, Gill, Buehl- 
er, Woodman — 7 . 

The followmg is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the following rates be, and they 
are hereby fixed to be paid by the city for printing 
during the current municipal year, viz.: For Coun- 
cil Proceedings, Comptroller's Reports, and Pro- 
ceedings of the Board of Education, forty-five (45) 
cents for each and every square. For all Corpora- 
tion Notices and Advertisements, forty-five (45) 



cents per square for the first insertion, and thirty- 
seven and a half (37 >i) cents per square for each 
subsequent insertion. 

Aid. Coey moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Coey, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, 
McGrath, Stout— 7. 

Noes— Bowen, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, 
Stone, Schmitz, Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond, 
Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, 
Cleveland, Buehler , Schmitz, Schaffner, Lenga- 
cher, McCaffrey, Carney, Woodman— 25. 

By unanimous consent. 

Aid. Buehler, of the Committee on County Rela- 
tione, to whom was referred a communication from 
his Honor the Mayor, relative to the erection of a 
new jail, submitted a report thereon, which was 
ordered to be 

Laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on County Relations, to whom 
was referred a communication from his Honor, the 
Mayor, and a resolution of the Board of Cook County 
Commisijioners, concerning exchange of grounds, 
with a view of securing a site for the erection of a 
jail atid Criminal Court, having had the s ime under 
advisement, together with the Committee on City 
Relations of the Cook County Commissioners, re- 
spectfully report that at the said meeting the fol- 
lowing preamble and resolutions were adopted : 

Whereas, It is absolutely necessary that a jail 
and Criminal Court room should be constructed, 
and the subject matters thereof having been re- 
ferred 10 the Committee on City Relations of the 
Board of Cook County Commissioners and the Com- 
mittee on County Relations of the city of Chicago, 
and the subject matter being under consideration 
before said committee in joint session ; therefore, 

Resolved, That it is the sense of said Joint Com- 
mittee that such a building should be constructed at 
the earliest practicable time, sufficient for the pres- 
ent and future wants of the county of Cook. 

Resolved, That as the county of Cook is not the 
owner of a piece of ground in the city of Chicago 
suitable for such a purpose, and the city of Chicago 
being the owner of the lot of ground known as the 
North Market Hall Lot, which is believed to be a 
suitable and proper location for such a building and 
offices incidental thereto, the said Joint Committee 
would therefore recommend that said building be 
constructed on said lot. 

Resolved, That for the purpose of fully carrying 
out the foregoing, said committee would recommend 
that the city of Chicago give the use of said lot to the 
county of Cook for said purpose, upon condition 
that said building shall be so used, and that the city 
shall at all times have the right, by application to 
the proper court, to enforce the observance of this 
condition, and the said county in consideration 
thereof shall construct at its expense, within a rea- 
sonable time, said building to be used for the pur- 
pose aforesaid. 

Provided, That nothing herein contained shall 
be so construed as to admit any liability of the city 
of Chicago for any portion of the expense of the 
Criminal Court of Cook county. 

Resolxed, That said committee will recommend 
the adoption of the foregoing by the respective 
boards, all of which is 

Respectfully submitied, 

John Buehler, 
H. M. Thompsoic, 
P. Daggy, 
J. Lengacher, 
P. J. Hickey, 

Committee. 

Report of the Committee on Railroads on resolution 
giving the W. D. Railway permission to temporarily 
remove their track in Fifth avenue, bet>veen Van 
Buren and Polk streets. 
Laid over and published .Jan. 8, 1872. 



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Aid. Schaffner moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution, and, on his motion, demanded 
the ayes and noes. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes — Bowen, Coey, McGenniss, Daggy, Stone, 
Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Bateha'm, Powell, 
Holclen, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, 
Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Woodman, Mr. President — 30. 
Noes — Thompson — 1 . 
The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Eesolved, By the Common Council of the city of 
Chicago, that authority and consent be, and the 
same are hereby, granted to the Chicago West Di- 
vision Railway Company to take up and remove 
temperarily their railway track on Wells street, on 
Fifth avenue, between Van Buren and Polk streets, 
with the right to reconstruct and restore the same, 
with the necessary curves and side tracks, when- 
ever it shall be deemed by them desirable so to do; 
and afterward to maintain and use the said track 
upon the same terms and conditions, and with the 
same privileges, immunities, and exemptions here- 
tofore granted to said Company under existing ordi- 
nances and contracts, and contracts relating to the 
use of that portion of said street for railway pur- 
poses. 

By unanimous consent. 

Aid. Carney, of the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, North Division, to whom was referred a reso- 
lution in relation to opening and widening certain 
streets in the North Division, submitted a report re- 
commending the adoption of the resolution. 

Md. Powell moved that the report be placed on 
file, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes — Stone, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Bate- 
ham, Powell, Holden, Bond, Heath, Gardner, Sher- 
wood, and Schmidt — 12. 

iV^oes— Bowen, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Schmitz, Tracy, Gill, Cleveland, McGrath, 
Lengacher, Carney, Woodman, Mr. President — 14. 

Aid. Woodman moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution, and on his motion demanded 
the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Bowen, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Schmitz, Ti-acy, Cullerton, Bailey, Bateham, 
Holden, Bond, Heatn, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, 
McGrath, Stout, Lengacher. Carney, Woodman, Mr. 
President— 22. 

JVoes— Stone, Hickey, Powell, Gardner, Schmidt 
—5. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That as soon as the Legislature shall 
provide a law for condemning private property for 
public use, the city will forthwith proceed under 
such law 1o take and condemn such property as may 
be necessary for the extension of Maple and Oak 
streets, and Chestnut place, eastwardly to North 
State street, for the extension of the westerly portion 



of Elm street, through to North La Salle street, and 
for widening Chicago avenue to the width of 100 feet 
between Pine street and Lake Michigan. 

By unanimous consent Aid. McGenniss presented 
a resolution in relation to the use of streets as a de- 
pository for building material, and moved its adop- 
tion. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following was the resolution as adopted : 

Eesolved, That the Law Department be, and it is 
hereby directed to frame an ordinance regulating 
and restricting the use of the streets within the burnt 
district as a depository of building materials, and to 
report the same to this Council two weeks from to- 
night. 

Report of Committee on Schools on order direct- 
ing the Board of Public Works to construct a school 
house at the corner of Wentworth avenue and Thir- 
ty-third street, laid over and published January 8, 
1872. 

Aid. Holden moved that the order be referred to 
the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows : 

-dyes— Bowen, Thompson, Tracy, Hickey, Culler- 
ton, Bailey, Gardner, Sherwood, McGrath, Stout, 
Lengacher — 11. 

iVbes— Coey, McGenniss, Daggy, Stone, Schmidt, 
Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond, Heath, Gill, 
AVoodman, Mr. President— 13. 

Report of Committee on Public Buildings on un- 
paid bills of Joseph Hogan for work done on City 
Hall, and order laid over and published Jan. 22, 
1872. 

Aid. Bailey moved that the order be referred to 
the clerk for engrogsment. 

The motion prevailed . 

Report of Committee on Schools on petition of 
John A. Tyrrell and others, for abatement of rent of 
school laud in burned district, was, on motion of 
Aid Holden, 

Recommitted to the Committee. 

Report of Committee on Gas Lights on communi- 
cation from Board of Public Works, in relation to 
the Miner patent street lamps. 

Laid over and published Jan. 22, 1872. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur in the report. 

Aid. G. Powell moved that the report be recom- 
mitted. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council stood ad- 
journed. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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COMMON COUNCIL. 



I^EOTJL^K. IVCEElTIiLTa-. 



B'EBIiXJA.Ii'S' IQtli, 18'y« 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present— Aldermen Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Thompson, D;iggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, 
CuUertOD, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Hol- 
den, Boud, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gard»'er, 
Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McQrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schatfner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. 
President. 

Absent— Aid. Knickerbocker and Dixon. 
MINUTES. 

Aid. McGenniss moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held February 5th, 1872, be approv- 
ed without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from His Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, > 
Chicago. Feb. 12, 1872. J 
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen of the city of 

Chicaso, in Common Council assembled : 

Gentlemen : t hereby appoint Augustus H.Burley 
to the office of City Comptroller, for the term pre- 
scribed by law, as the successor of George Taylor, 
whose term expired on the second Monday of De- 
cember last ; and request the concurrence of your 
honorable body in such appointment. 

Joseph Medill, Mayor. 

Aid. Holden moved that the appointment of Au- 
gustus H. Burley as City Comptroller be confirmed. 

Aid. Powell demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
appointment was conlirmed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Bowen, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Bag- 
gy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Baley, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond, 
Sweet, Witheck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, 
Cleveland, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Busse, Woodman, Mr. 
President— 33. 

iVbes— None. 

Also 

The following: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
Chicago, Feb. 12, 1872.5 
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen of the city of 

Chicago in Common Council assembled: 

Gentlemen : I am advised that the Japanese Em- 
bassy, which left Yeddo on the 'J^d or December 
last, is now at Salt Lake City awaiting the removal 
of the snow blockade, to proceed eastward. They 
may be expected to be here within a few days, and 



will probably stop a ehoit time to look at the 
city and exchange gieetiugs with its officers and 
citizens. 

I therefore recommend that some preparations be 
made to show proper civilities and attentions to the 
Embassy during itfl stay. 

It is unquestionably the most important commis- 
sion that has left the Empire of Japan. The chief 
Ambaf?sador,Iwakura, holds ahigh official and social 
position in the Empire, He is reported to be the 
third in rank in his country, the Mikado, or Em- 
peror, and one other personage only outranking 
him. He is represented to be one of the ablest atd 
keenest statesmen in Japan, and, at the same time, 
a convert to the principle of foreign toleration and 
intercourse. 

Iwakura is accompanied by five Assistant Ambas- 
sadors of considerable rank, and all said to be men 
of talent and ability. Two are members of the 
Council oi State, one a Minister of Finance, one of 
Public Works, and one of Foreign Affairs. With 
these are numerous Secretaries, some of whom act 
as interpreters. There are also a score or more 
Commissioners for various departments of the Jap- 
anese Empire, one of them fi-ora the Board of Relig- 
ious Rites, the others in the c pacify of savants, to 
investigate and collect information of all kinds in 
the countries they may visit. The American ftlinis- 
ter to Japan accompanies the Embassy. 

The especial object of this mis-iion, as publicly 
avowed, is to study and scrutinize the political, 
commercial, religious, educational, and social in- 
stitutions of America and Europe for the enlighten- 
mecit of the government and people of Japan. 

In view, therefore, of the object, dignity, and im- 
portance of this mis!*ion from the most friendly and 
enlightened of the Oriental nations, it seems to me 
advisable that the Common Council thould take 
sui able action in the premises, atid I suggest that 
the various heads of the municipal government be 
requested to assist your honorable body in paying 
proper respect to the distinguished strangers du'ring 
their stay in the city. Joseph Medill, Mayor. 

Aid. Clarke moved that a committee of fifteen, to- 
gether with the Presiding Officer, be appointed by 
the Chair, to act wiih the heads of departments in 
receiving the Embassy from Japan. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Presiding Officer appointed as such commit* 
tee Aid. Bowen, Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Cul- 
lerton, Bateham, Gill, Clowry, Buehler, Woodman 
Clarke, Schaffner, McCaffrey, and Lengacher. 



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PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Petition of the President of the United Hebrew 
Relief Association, for a free peddler's license for 
A. Hush, was 

Granted. 

Petitionof Charles Ay er, for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Piete Verscher, for a free peddler's 
license, was 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Louis Levy, for a free peddler's license, 
was • 
Referred to Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of John Firestrom for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was 
Referred to the Mayor with power to act. 

Petition of E. L. Deyer, for refunding of money 
paid on special assessment for paving Sedgwick 
(Street, was 

Referred to committee on Local Assessments. 

Communication from E. L. Brown, offering to 
purchase lot near corner of Jackson and Clinton 
streets, occupied by engine No. 5, was 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Woodmatf presented a resolution directing 
the Board of Public Works to construct temporary 
sidewalks on south side of Clark street, from Ran- 
dolph street to Clark street bridge. 

Aid. Stone moved to amend by including Adams 
street, from State to LaSalle streets. 

The motion prevailed, and the resolution as 
amended was adopted. 

The follwing is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, directed to cause to be constructed 
as soon as possible, a temporary plank sidewalk, six 
foot wide, on the west side of South Clark street, 
from Randolph street to the south approach of 
Clark street bridge, and on the south side of Adams 
street, from LaSalle street to State street, and pay 
for the same out of any money in the City Treasury, 
not otherwise appropriated. 

Petition of citizens to fill alley between Augusta 
and Emma streets, from Noble to Holt streets, was 
Referred to the Board of Pub lie Works. 

Petition of property-owners for rebate on special 
assessment on Canal street, between Twelfth and 
Sixteenth streets, was 

Refe red to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Petition of G. J. Maid, for remission of fine, was 

Referred to Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Buehler presented a resolution for the re- 
funding of special assessment for paving and grad- 
ing Milwaukee avenue, from Elston avenue to Di- 
vision street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of James Grant, asking permission to 
move a frame structure from No. 197 Foi'quer street 
to the lot No. 141 West Taylor street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Remonstrance of John B. Jennings against the 
passage of any ordinance prohibiting the raising of 
houses, was t 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Petition of Wolf Parenz, asking permission to 
move a frame dwelling, was 
Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water 

Aid. Gardner presented an order for the construc- 
tion of a sidewalk on Randolph street, from Wabash 
avenue to Market street, which, on his motion, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works with power 
to act. 



$750,000 



203.733.36 



I Aid. Holden presented an order instructing the 
Board of Public Works to have the street crossings 
cleaned. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the order be referred to 
the Board of Public Works, with instructions to car- 
ry out the provisions of the same. 

The motion prevailed. 

CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Comptroller presented a communication 
covering a Report of Receipts and Expenditures of 
the city of Chicago for the month of January, 1872, 

Aid. Powell moved that the report be pubUshed 
and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

KECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES OF THE CITT 
OP CHICAGO FOR THE MONTH OF JANUA- 
RY, 1872. 

RECEIPTS. 

General Taxes. 1870— From 
George Von' HoUen, City 
Collector 

General Taxes, 1871— From 
George Von Hollen, City 
Collector 

Board Public Works Appro- 
priation-From Board* Pub- 
lic Works 

From Geo. Taylor, City 

Comptroller 

Sewerage Fund — From Board 

Public Works 

From George Taylor, City 
Comptroller 

Sewerage Tax Fund— From 
George Taylor, City Comp- 
troller 

Water Fund-From Board 
Public Works 

Water Tax Fund— From Geo. 
Taylor, City Comptroller. . 

SchoolTax Fund— From Geo. 
Taylor, City Comptroller.. 

Reform School Fund — From 
Geo. Taylor, City Comp- 
troller 

Canal Redemption Fund- 
From Treasurer State of 
Illinois 

General Fund— General fund. 136,000,00 

Licenses 2,470.00 

Fines, Police Courts 5,55.1.50 



$743,00 
7,709,14- 8,452.14 

140.00 
50,000.00— 50,140.00 



,761.90 



29,898.57 

10,437.85 

37.00 



2,700.00 



100.000.00 



Pounds. 
Bridewell 



122.15 

47.50 

184.00 



Interest Wharfing Mortgage 

Privileges 15.14 

Contingent Fund 80.00 

Certificates of Indebted- 
ness 43,445.49 

Rents 13,553.55—101,471.83 

Personal Redemptions— From 
Geo. Taylor, City Comp- 
troller 81.99 

Special Assessments— From 
Geo. Von Hollen, City 
Collector 7,888 70 



$522,353.34 



I EXPENDITDEES. 

j Water Fund $32,769 

I WaterTaxFund 21,770 

! Sewerage Fund 6,478 

i Sewerage Tax Fund 9,602 

Board of Public Works App'n 86,855, 

j Riverlmprovement Fund 95. 

TunnelFund 5, 

i School Tax Fund 48,012. 

Reform School Fund 2,948. 

PoliceFund 42,915. 

Fire Department 32,648. 

; Salaries 9,612. 

Fuel Account 699. 

I Health Department 3,170. 

i Assessment Expense 1,329. 



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Legal Expense |2,180.13 

Pounds 13.50 

Saloon Licenses 312.50 

The Erring Women's Refuge 317.50 

The House of the Good Shepherd 317.50 

Police Court, S. D r)14.5S 

Police Court, W.J) 20.00 

Street L amp Repairs 254.59 

Contingent Fund 681.79 

Bridewell 6,025 57 

Printing and Stationery 4,264.58 

Election Expense 14.25 

Citv Cemetery 34.35 

Fines Police Courts 100.00 

City Bridewell Fund 1,335.35 

City Hall Fund 300.00 

Personal Redemptions 92.42 

SchoolBuilding 6,551.20 

Special Assessments 30,815.95 

$352,060.69 
Chicago, February 7, 1872. 

GEO. TAYLOR, City Comptroller. 
Also, 
A statement from the City Comptroller, showing 
the balances in the City Treasury quarterly from De- 
cember 1st, 1869, to December Ist, 1871, "inclusive. 
Aid. Holden moved that the statement he laid over 
and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 

City Comptroller's Office, ) 
Chic.\go, February 12th, 1872. ^ 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 
in Corarnon Council assembled : 
In accordance with a resolution of your honorable 
body, passed February 5th, 1872, I herewith pre- 
sent a statement, showing the balance in the City 
Treasury quarterly, from December 1st, 1S69, to De- 
cember 1st, 1871, inclusive. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Geo. Tatloe, 
City Comptroller. 

STATEMENT 

of the balances of Funds in the hands of the City 
Treasurer, quarterly, from December Ist, 1869, to 
December 1st, 1871 : 

December 1st, 1869 1364,465.78 

February 2Sth, 1870 1,343,263.14 

May 31s- , 1870 2,590,168. 77 

August 31st, 1870 2,332,916. 22 

November 30th, 1870 1,352,781.65 

February 28th, 1871 827,235 22 

May 31st, 1871 2,772,658 . 44 

August 31st, 1871 1,367,577 69 

December 1st, 1871 458,463. 86 

The Board of Education presented a remonstrance 
against granting rebates to lessees of school lands, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Board of Public Works presented a reportand 
ordinance establishing the grades at the curb lines 
of Chicago avenue, from North Market street to Lar- 
rabee street, on Kinzie, Indiana, Erie, Huron, and 
Superior streets, from North Market street to Kings- 
bury street, and on St. Clair street from Indiana 
street to Superior street. 

Aid. Carney moved to waive the engrossment of 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 

^2/es— Bowen,Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond, 
Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, 
Cleveland, Bueh'er, McGrath, Schmit, Stout Schaff 
ner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Busse, 
Woodman, Mr. President.— 36. 

iVbes— None. 

Aid. McCalTrey moved that the ordinance be 
passed. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance was 
passed by ayes and noes as follows : 

^yes— Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond, 



Sweet, Wit ";.;k, Heath, Gardner, Shei-wood, Gili, 
Cleveland, buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, 
Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, 
Ogden,Busse, Woodman, Mr. President~'37. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 
Establishing the grades at the curb lines of Chicago 
avenue, from North Market street to Larrabee 
street, on Kinzie, Indiana, Erie, Huron, and Supe- 
rior streets, from North Market streetto Kings- 
bury street, and on St. Clair street from Indiana 
street to Superior street. 

Section 1. The grade of the outer edge of the 
sidewalks of Chicago avenue from the west curb 
line of North Market street to the west curb line of 
Larrabee street shall be fixed at fourteen (14) feet 
above the city datum of levels. 

Sec. 2. The grade of the outer edge of the sider 
walks of Kinzie, Indiana, Erie, Huron, and Supe- 
rior streets, at the east curb line of Kingsbury street, 
and between those points and North Market street, 
shall be fixed at fourteen feet (14) above the city 
datum of levels. 

Sec. 3. The grade of the outer edg6 of the side- 
walks of St. Clair street, from Indiana street to Su- 
perior street, shall be fixed at thirteen (13) feet 
above the city datum of levels. 

Sec. 4. All ordinances conflicting with the above 
are hereby repealed . 

Also, 
A report and ordinance for the vacation of an 
alley and one-half of a street in subdivision of block 
11,± }^ of-^W X, section 26, 39, 13. 

Aid. Tracy moved that the ordinance be referred 
to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Also, 
A report inclosing claim of Earnshaw & Gobel, for 
the construction of the abutment of Clark street 
bridge. 

Aid. Holden moved that the report be referred to 
the Committee on Finance. 
The motion prevailed 

The Chicago Relief and Aid Society, in accord" 
ance with the provisions of their charter, pre- 
sented a report of business done by them up to and 
including Jan. 6, 1872, which was 

Accepted and placed on file. 

SPECIAL ORDEE. 

The presiding officer directed that the special or^ 
der, the ordinance establishing fire*limits, be now 
taken up. 

Aid. McGenniss presented the report of the Com* 
mittee on Fire and Water and of the Special Com- 
mittee on the ordinance establishing fire limits, 
etc. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the Council do now re- 
solve itself into a Committee of the Whole for the 
consideration of the report above mentioned. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows :. 

Ayes — Tracy, Bailey, Holden, Bond, Sweet, Wit- 
becb. Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, 
Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schnaffner, 
Lengacher, McCafirey, Carney, Clarke, Eusse, Mr. 
President— 22. 

JVoes — Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Hickey, Cullerton, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Woodman — 14. 

After deliberation, the committee rose and through 
its chairman. Aid. Bond , reported that they had made 
several amendments to the ordinance, and recom- 
mended that the ordinance as amended by them be 



Aid. McGrath moved that the report of the com- 
mittee of the Whole be accepted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Otis moved that the ordinance as amended 
by the Committee of the Whole be referred to the 
Clerk for engrossment. 

Aid. Daggy demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 



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Hickcy, CuUerton, Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond, 
Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, 
Cleveland, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Si-haffner, 
Lengacher, Clarke, Buese, Woodman, Mr. President 
-27. 

Noes — Daggy, Stone, Sclimitz, Tracy, Ogden — 5. 

The Clerk reported the ordinance engrossed. 

Aid. is mosed that the ordinance be passed. 

Aid. Daggy demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
ordinance wa" passt-d by the following ^ ote : 

Ayes — Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Stone, Hickey, Cullerton, Bateham, Ho den. Bond, 
Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, 
Cleveland, McGrath, Stout, SchatFner, Lpngacher, 
Clarke, Busse, Woodman, Mr. President — 26. 

iVoes— Daggy, Schmitz, Tracy, Powell, Schmidt, 
Ogden— 6. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 
To amend chapter IX., entitled *' Fire Depart- 
ment," of " An ordinance for , revising and con- 
solidating the general ordinances of the city of 
Chicago," compiled and arranged by Joseph E. 
Gary, and to regulate the construction of build- 
ings, and the location and carrying on of certain 
manufactories, and of business deemed hazardous 
on account of fire: 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of 
Chicago: 

SECnoN 1. That the fire-limits of the city of 
Chicago shall begin at the water line of the shore of 
Lake Michigan, at the commencement of Thirty- 
ninth street ; thence runnintr west on the centre line 
of said street, to the west line of lots fronting east 
on State street ; thence north on the west line of said 
lots to the south line of the lots fronting north on 
Twenty,->^ixth street ; thence west along the 
sou h line of said lots to the centre of 
the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chi- 
cago railway tracks ; thence north along said 
centre line to the south line of the lots fronting 
north on Twenty-second st-eet; thence west along 
the south line of said lots to the west line of the lots 
fronting east on South Jefferson street ; thence north 
along the west line of said lots to the centre line of 
the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, and Chicago 
and Northwestern railway tracks ; thence west along 
said centre line to the west line of the lots fronting 
east on Throop street ; thence north along the west 
line of said lots to the south line of the lots fronting 
norih on Twelfth street; thence west along the 
eouthlineof said Jots to the west line of the lots 
fr ntingeaston Ashland avenue (Reuhen street; ; 
thence north along the west line of said lots to the 
south line of the lots fronting north -on Wen Van 
Buren street; thence west along the south line of 
eaid lota to the west line of the lots front ng east on 
Western avenue ; thence north along the west line 
of f^aid lot-! to the north line of the lots front ng 
south on West Lake street; thence eas^t along the 
north line of said lots to the west line of the lots 
fronting east on Ashland avenue ; thence north 
along the west line of said lots to the north line of 
the lots fronting south on West Indiana street; 
thence eastalong the north line of said lots to the 
west line of the lots fronting east on North Carpen- 
ter street ; thence noith along the west line of said 
lots to the north line of the lots fronting south on 
Chicago avenue; thence east along the north line 
of said lots to the west line of the lots fronting east 
on North Wells street; thence north along the west 
line of said lots to a point 125 feet southwest 
of the interseciion of said North Wells street 
with Lincoln avenue; thence northAvesterly 
along aline 125 feet from, and parallel to, said Lin- 
coln avenue to the centre of FuUerton avenue: 
thence east on the centre line of 
said avenue to Lake Michignn ; thence southerly, 
hounded by Lake Michigan, to the place of begin- 
ning. The lot lines herein mentioned shall be 
taken and held to be the lines of said lots, as shown 
by the recorded plat or plats thereof. 

No building shall hereafter be erected within said 
fire limits uidess a permit for the erection thereof 
shall have first been obtained from the Board of 
Public Works of said city : Provided, however, that 



the fee for issuing such permit shall not exceed 50 
cents. 

Whenever the owners of a majority of the street 
froiitaee of any block or square, which is not in- 
cluded within the fire limits as prescribed by this 
ordinance, shall present to the Board of Public 
Works of Haid city a plat of such block or square, 
designating the owners (if known) of each and 
every lot, or part thereof, together with a statement 
in writing, signed by the owners (or their lawful at- 
torneys) of a majority of such street frontage 
stating the fact ot such ownership, and 
that they, such owners, desire th;it such 
b'ook or square shall be included within the "fire 
limits" of said city, it shall be the duty of said 
Board to investigate the said statement, and if they 
find that such statement has been signed by a ma- 
jority of the owners (or their lawful attorneys) of the 
street frontage of s dd block or square the said Board 
shall so certify on such written statement, and shall' 
cause such statement and plat to be filed in the City 
Clerk's office. 

The City Clerk shall thereupon srive a notice in 
the corporation newspaperthat such blocb or square 
has been a-lm'tted within the " fire limits" of said 
city, and is subject to the provisions of this ordi- 
nance. 

Upon the filing of such statement and plat (so cer- 
tified) with the ('ity Clerk, and the publication of 
such notice for the same time as required for the 
publitation of this ordinance, the fire limits of the 
city shall be held to be extended so as to i elude 
such block or square, and all the provisions of this 
ordinance shall extend to and be in force so far as 
such block or square is concerned. 

Sec. 2. No building or structure of any kind or 
description shall be erected or constructed within 
the fire limits as defined in section 1 of this ordi- 
nance, unless the outside and party walls thereof 
shall be composed of brick, stone, iron, or other in- ' 
combustible matei-ial, and all buildings which 
shall, or may hereafter, be erer-ted or constructed 
within said fire limits, shall have outside 
walls of not Jess than one foot in thicis- 
ne^s ; and if a-^y building shall be more than 
two stories in height (above the basement), the out- 
side walls of the baeement and firf^t story shall be 
notless than 16 inches in thickness; and' the walls 
of the stories abovethe second shall not be loss than 12 
inches in thickness, and, with the excep' ion of the 
front wall, shall extend at least 12 inches above the 
roof. 

Provided, that buildings erected and used as 
dwel ings only may be constructed with walls in all 
cases four inches less in thickness than is hereby 
above specified; and provided further, that any 
building, cottage, or barn, one story in height may 
be built with walls not less than eight inches thick, 
and that brick buildings of one story, not exceeding 
16 feet in height, with wa'ls resting on wooden sills 
placed not to exceed one foot above the ground, 
may be erected on streets where there are no sew- 
ers. 

Every buildinghereafter erected, in which parti- 
tion walls supporting floor beams may be required, 
except churches, theatres, orotherpublic buildings, 
shall have one or more stone, brick, or fire-proof 
partition walls, which, when built of brick, 
may be four inches less in thick- 
ness than as first above specified ; pro- 
vided they are not more than 60 feet in height, or, 
in place of walls, there shall bebrick piers, iron or 
wood columns, with girders snfficient to carry 
the w ightsofthe floor with their super-imposed 
weights. 

In all buildings, over 25 feet in width , and not 
having either brick partition walls, or girders sup- 
poi'ted by columns or piers, the walls shall be in- 
creased an additional four inf^hes in thickness for 
every additional 10 feetin width of said building, or 
any portion thereof. 

In every br ck wall, at leas* every sixth course 
shall be a heading course, except where walls are 
faced with pressed brick, in which case every fifth 
course shall be bonded into the backing, by cutting 
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headers behind the same, or by eplittlng the face 
brick in half, and backingthe same by a continu- 
ous course of head eri^. In all walls tViat are faced 
with their ashlar anchored to the backing, or in 
which the ashlar has not either alternate headers 
and stretchers in each course, or alternate heading 
and stretching courses, the backing of brick 
shall not he less than twelve inches thick. 
The backing in all walls, of whatever material it 
may be composed, shall be of such thickness as to 
make the walls, independent of facing, conform, as 
to thickness, with the requirements of this ordi- 
nance. The full thickness of iron fronts shall be 
filled in with brick work. 

All posts, beams, and other timbers in outside 
and party walls of buildings in said fire limits shall 
be separated at least eight inches from each other, 
with stone or brick, laid in mortar or cement. 

No building which may be erected within the fire 
limits shall have any bay or oriel window, con- 
structed of wood, extending over three feet above 
the floor of the third story of said building; and no 
cornice of wood shall be placed on any building 
over two stories in height, not counting the base- 
ment (if an j) as one story. All chimneys shall be 
carried at leas^t three feet above the roof.. Felt, tar 
or composition roofing may be allowed in the con- 
struction and erection of buildings within the tire 
limits; provided such felt shall be covered with dis- 
tilled rooting cement, or other equally non-inflam- 
mable material, and well covered with gravel, or 
other non-combustible material. 

If a French or Mansard roof be placed on any 
building, the same shall be constructed, as to its 
outside surface, of tire-proof or non-ignitable ma- 
terial. 

Sec. 3. That no building within said fire limits 
not constructed and built as provided in section two 
of this ordinance, except those now in use, shall 
hereafter be occupied or used, in whole or in part, 
as or for any of the trades, occupations, or busi- 
nesses hereinafter mentioned, to wit : Planing mills, 
sash, door, and blind factories, carpenter or cooper- 
shops, wagon or carriage manufactories, cabinet or 
fur iture manufactories, wood-turning and veneer- 
ing works, agricultural implement manufactories, 
box or shingle factories, siding-mills, rei^awingor 
sav/ mills, kilnsfor seasoning lumber, by any other 
process than steam or natural heat, and that in a 
tire-proof vault or build'ngof the same nature. No 
business, whether now established or hereafter 
commenc d, shall be conducted or carried on with- 
in the specficd fire limits in which shavings or 
light combustible material is made, unless there is 
constru ted in connection with every such estab- 
lishment or manufactory a brick or fire-' roof vau t 
or furnace, in wnich all shavings, sawdust, chips, 
or other light combustible refuse may be deposited 
and burned without endangering the works i" 
which it is made, or the surroundiijg 
property ; and all such refuse shall 
be promptly removed from the works and 
premises, either by burning the same or drawing it 
away, and fha'l not be allowed to accumulate, 
either in the works or on the premises, unless stored 
in a fire-proof vault, where the same may burn 
without causing alarm or danger to any other prop- 
erty. The manufacture of set ammunition, fire- 
works, the distillation or manufacture of naptha, 



coal, or other inflammable oils; the manufacture 
or storage of excelsior, except in bales, and all other 
extra-hazardous avocations, are hereby prohibited 
within the above described tire-limits. 

Sec. 4. No wooden building or part of building 
within the fire-limits prescribed in section 1 of this 
ordinance shall be raised, enlarged, or repaired, 
except as herein provided ; but any wooden build- 
ing may be removed frona one lot to another lot 
within said fire-limits, provided said building shall 
be determined to be worth more than 60 per cent, 
of what it would cost to build a new building of 
like character; the Mayor and Board of Public 
Works to determine the value of said building ; 
provided, further, that the Board of Pulblic Works 
shall cause an advertisement to be inserted in 
the corporation newspaper for ten days, of the 
name of the party applying for such permit, the 
present location of the building to be moved, and 
the lot upon which it is proposed to move the same, 
and in each case give the name and number of the 
streets, if possible ; and all remonstrances against 
the granting of such permit must be filed with the 
Board of Public Works before the expiration of the 
said ten days; and after said hearing the Mayor and 
j said Board shall have the power to grant such per- 
mits. The parties applying for permits shall pay 
j the cost of the advertisement upon the application 
I for the same ; but no wooden building shall be re- 
j moved from without said fire limits to any place 
I within said fire limits; nor shall any wooden build- 
j ing within said fire limits, which may be damaged 
less than 50 per cent, of the value, be so repaired as 
to be raised higher than the highest point leit stand- 
I ing after snch damage shall have occurred, nor so 
I as to occupy a greater space than before the injury 
I thereto: Provided, That the owners or occupants 
of buildings within the fire limits shall have the 
right to raise wooden buildings to the established 
grade, and also to build basements or cellars of 
brick or stone under the buildings so raised to 
grade. 

Sec. 5. That sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 of the 
chapter hereby amended, and all ordinances and 
parts of ordinances inconsistent with this ordinance, 
be and the same are hereby repealed, and that the 
ordinance passed May 12, 1869, repealing Section 21 
of said chapter be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and said Section 21 be and the same is hereby re- 
ordained and restored as fully as if the same had not 
been repealed, and that the fines and penahies of 
Section 9 of said Chapter 9 shall be extended to and 
apply to all violations of the provisions of this ordi- 
nance. 

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the Mayor, Board 
of Public Works, and Board of Police commission- 
ers to enforce the provisions of this ordinance, and 
of the chapter hereby amended. 

Sec. 7. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage and due publication, 
ADJOURNMENT. 
Aid. Holden moved that the Council do now 
adjourn until Thursday evening, Feb. 16, at7X 
o'clock, for the purpose of considering general bus- 
iness. 
The motion prevailed, and 
The Council stood adjourned 

C T. HOTCHKI.SS, City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present— Aid. Tracy, Holden, Gill, Cleveland, 
McGrath, Schaffner, and Mr. President. 

Absent— AM. Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, 
Coey, McGennissjThompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, 
Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Pow- 
ell, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardrer, Sher- 



wood, Buehler, Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, Mc- 
Caffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, and Wood- 
man. 

There being no quorum present. Aid. Gill moved 
that the CouTicil do now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council stood ad- 
journed. C. T.HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present — Aldermen Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGen- 
nise, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, 
Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, 
Powell, Holden, Bond, Sweet, Wiitbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, 
McGrath, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, and Mr. 
President. 

Absent — Aldermen Knickerbocker, Dixon, and 
Schmidt. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting, held Pebuary 12, and the adjourned 
regular meeting, held February 15, 1872, be ap- 
proved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Petition of property-owners for vacation of 
Quincy street, between Clark and Dearborn streets, 
block 121, School Sectson, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

Petition of Geo. Armour, for permission to erect 
party walls, was 
Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Aid. Clarke presented an ordinance relative 
to the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Company, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Petition of property-owners for lamp-posts on 
Twenty-second street, between Union street and the 
bridge, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of property-owners for establishment of 
grade on the east side of Wells street, between Har- 
rison and Taylor, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

Remonstrance against the raising of grade of Fifth 
avenue, south of Polk street, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets ' and Allevs. 
South Division. 

Petition of property-owners in block 7 of Canal 
Trustees' subdivision, section 3,39, 14, for an alley 
in said block, was 



Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of A. H. 
Bur ley as City Comptroller. 
Aid. Holden moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Petition of Franklin Hidland, for a free peddler's 
license, was 
Referred to the Mayor, with power to act. 

Petition of Morris Crear, for rebate on a saloou 
license, was 

Referred to the Mayor, and Committee on Li- 
censes, with power to act. 

Aid. Thompson presented a communication from 
Emil Sauer and A. Sontag, proposing to loan certain 
money to the citizens of Chicago, which was order- 
ed to be published, and 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The following is the communication : 
To the honorable the Mayor and Common Council 

of the city of Chicago: 

Emil Sauer, President of the German American 
Bank of New York, and Anton Sontag, do hereby 
most respectfully submit to your honorable body the 
following propositions to the citizens of Chicago be- 
ing real estate owners in the burnt district, to secure 
to them the loan of $5,000,000, to be loaned only to 
parties rebuilding in the burnt district in said city, 
for the term of five or ten years, with interest at the 
rate of 7 per cent, or so per annum, payable semi- 
annually, loans to be made upon a valuation of the 
real estate at the rate of 50 per cent, upon 
its actual value, the parties desiring 
such loans to pay only the actual 
expense necessary in examining abstracts, 
executory conveyance, etc. That all such loans 
shall be made by a committee of five, to be called 
the Rebuilding LoanCommittee,two of said commit- 
tee to be selected from members of the Common 
Council, by ballot, and two or said committee to be 
nominated by the Mayor and confirmed by the Com- 
mon Council, to be chosen from the real-estate own- 
ers of the burnt district, and that your petitioners 
be made members of said committee, and that the 
Mayor or Comptroller of the city of Chicago be 
made a member of said committee, ex-officio, imd 
Chairman of the same, as your most honorable body 
may deem best; that each and every loan to be made 
will run to the said Rebuilding Committee, and pa- 
pers be executed and made payable to the treasurer 



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of said committee, to be selected from the members 
by said committee, for the use of the said city of 
Chicago, will authorize the issuing of bonds 
by said committee, and pass necessary 
ordinance or ordinances authorizing the 
issuing of such bonds, to be payable in live or ten 
years from date, with interest at the rate of 7 per 
cent, or so per annum, said bonds to issue only as 
said loans are made and accepted by said commit- 
tee of five, and that said committee shall have 
power to act and malting loans only for the term of 
one year from date of the passage of the ordinance, 
unless further authorized and empowered by your 
honorable body. Emil Sader, 

President of German-American Bank. 
Anton Sontag. 
The following is 

THE PETITION OF PROPERTY-OWNERS 
in the burnt district : 

We, the undersigned, each and severally, being 
property-owners in the burnt district in the city of 
Chicago, Cook county, and State of Illinois, do here- 
by recommend and request tliat the Mayor 
and Common Council of the city of 
Chicago will pass an ordinance appointing 
a committee of fivcj to be constituted of 
two members of the Common Council, to l)e appoint- 
ed by the Mayor, and two propei'ty-owners in the 
burnt district, also to be nominated by the Mayor 
and confirmed by the Common Council and the capi- 
talists, securing th" loan of $5,000,000, and that said 
fund is to be used for the sole and only purpose of 
rebuilding in tlie burned district in the city of 
Chicago, loans to be made by said committee of five 
for the term of five or ten years, at the rate of 7 per 
cent, per annum, payable semi-annually uijoii a 
valuation of 50 per cent, on the real estate, includ- 
ing the improvement given to secure the same, and 
that no loan shall be made without the real estate 
security ; that tlie city of Chicago guarantee the 
payment of said loan ; that all loans be approved by 
said committee of five, and that all necessary ex- 
penses be borne by the parties making the loan 

Signed by l,300'property-owiiers in the burnt dis- 
trict. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 
Communication from the City Comptroller cover- 
ing bids for the "old Bridewell grounds" was or- 
dered published and referred to the Committee on 
Schools 
The following is the report : 

Comptroller's Office, J 
Feb. 19, 1872. 5 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chica- 
go, in Common Council assembled: 
in accordance with a resolution of your honorable 
body, passed January 22, 1872. I have advertised 
for bids for "old Bridewell grounds'* and have re- 
ceived the following, which is hereto attached. 
From Grant & Rice, $111,000.00. 
Respectfully submitted. 

Geo. Taylor, Comptroller. 

Also, 

A report asking authority to lease the ends of 
certain streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds. 

ENGROSSED ORDINANCES AND ORDERS. 

An engrossed order to pay Joseph Ilogan $2,500, 
and charge the same to City Hall account, was, on 
motion of Aid. McGrath, 

Tabled temporarily. 

Also, 

An engrossed order directing the Board of Public 
Works to construct school building corner of Went- 
worth avenue and Thirty-third street. 

Aid. Bond moved that the order be i^assed, and 
demanded the ayes and noes. 

Ayes — Bowen,Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, 
Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Heath, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Bueh- 
ler, McGrath, Stout Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaf- 



frey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Woodman, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 32. 

iVoes— Busse — 1 . 

The following is the order : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, instructed to contract for the erec- 
tion of a school building on the city lot corner of 
Wentworth avenue and Thirty -third street, in con- 
formity with the plans submitted by the Board of 
Education, at a cost of seventeen thousand nine ' 
hundred and ninety -five dollars ($17,995). 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 
FINANCE. 

Aid. Bateham, of the Committee on Finance, to 
whom had been referred a resolution making in- 
quires as to certain expenditures, submitted are- 
port thereon . 

Aid. Holden moved that tlie report be laid over, 
and published. 

The motion prevailed 

The following is the report : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred the annexed resolution, wouM report 
that they have advised with the City Comptroller 
in regard to the matters referred to in the resolution, 
and respectfully report : 

In answer to the first interrogatory, 

That the amount of money now in the City 
Treasury is the sum of $67.3,691.83. 

To the second interrogatory, 

That there is standing to the credit of the water 
fund, on the Comptroller's books, the sum of $841,- 
607.70. 

As stated in the inaugural message of his Honor 
Mayor Medill, a portion of this fund has been 
temporarily used for the payments that were neces- 
sary to be made from the general fund. The taxes 
of 1871 being collected, this fund will have in the 
city treasury the full amount of money for which it 
stands audited on the books of the Comptroller. 

In answer to the third interrogatory. 

There has been paid as interest on'city deposits, 
for the two years ending Dec. 1st, 1871, the sum of 
$100,829.07. 

In answer to the fourth interrogatory, 
There has been paid, as reported by the 

City Comptroller, on permits to use 

L ake Park, to this date $9,027 .36 

Do. on Dearborn Park 981.68 

Do. on Haymarket square 266.67 

Total $10,275.71 

The amount of land for which permits to occupy 
have been issued by the Board of Public Works, is 
a frontage of 4,983 feet, and the permits to occupy 
are for one year, or mor^, at the pleasure of the 
Board. The names of the parties to Avhom such 
Xiermits have been given, are contained in the list 
hereto attached. 

In answer to the fiftli interrogatory. 

The cost of the city building corner of Adams and _ 
LaSalle streets, as near as can be estimated (not be- 
ing finished), is $65,000.00. 

In answer to the sixth interrogatory, 

"Amount expended to date in improving Lake 
Park, from April, A. D. 1863, to date, $80,141.03. 

Jan. 13, 1872. 

W.B. Bateham, ^ Committee 
Joseph E. Otis, > on 

L.L. Bond. ) Finance. 

Also, 

Of same committee to whom was referred the pe- 
tition of Sanitary Police Officers, asking pay for ser- 
vices already done, submitted a report recommend 
ing the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Otis moved to Avaive the engrossment of the 
order, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the folloAving vote : 

Ayes— Bovfen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson; 
Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond 
Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Sherwood, Gill 
Cleveland, Buehlcr, McGrath, Stout, Schaffner, Len 
gacher, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Bussc, Woodman 
Mr. President— 35. 

JVoes — None. 



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Aid. Daiigy moved to amend the order by insert- 
ipg the words " with the advice and consent of the 
Finance Committee." 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Batchani moved that the order as amended 
he passed, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed hy the following vote: 

-4yes— Bowen, Ot'f» *'ooy, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone. P^lunilz. Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, I'owell, Holden, Bond, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleve- 
land, Buehler, McGrath, Stout, Schaffner, L engacher, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Wood 
man, Mr. President — 3R. 

Noes—0. 

The following is the order as amended and 
passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller, with the 
advise and consent of Finance Committee, be and is 
hereby authorized to borrow the sum of six thou- 
sand two hundred and lifty dollars, and place the 
same to the credit of the Board of Health, for the 
purpose of paying the Sanitary Insjiectors and 
employes of said Board of Healfh. 
Also, 

Of same committee, to whom had been referred 
the hill of A. J. Baxter for professional sei-vices 
rendered to John Maher and John Hoftman, submit- 
ted a report recommending that an accompany- 
ing order be i^assed. 

Aid. Bateham moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
the bill of A. J. Baxter for professional services 
rendered policeman John Maher and John Hoffman, 
citizen, both of whom were shot while making an 
arrest, having had the same under advisement, re- 
spectfully i-eport, that after having examined the 
items charged in the bill, and making due in- 
quiry into the circumstances attendant on this 
case, feel to commend the doctors for 
his skill in saving the lives of the two men, and re- 
commended that he be suitably rewarded for his 
services; but believing his bill to be a little exces- 
sive, we hereby recommend that an oixler be drawn 
in favor of Dr. Baxter, on any fund not otherwise 
appropriated, for the sum of four hundred dollars, 
and the bill receipted in full. 

W. B. Bateham, 
C. T. Bowen, 
J.E.Otis, 
L. L. Bond, 

Committee. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, and is hereby, 
authorized and directed tu pay out of any moneys 
not otherwise appropriated the sum of four hun- 
dred dollars to Dr. A. J. Baxter, on his bill for ser- 
vices rendered John Maher, policeman, and John 
HoflFman, provided that he receipt said bill or bills 
in full. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of Pat. Duane for compensation for loss 
of a horse, submitted a report adverse to the pi-ayer 
of the petition. 

Aid, Bateham moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of John McNamee for compensation for 
personal injuries, submitted a report adverse to the 
prayer of the petition . 

Aid. Otis moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom had been referred 
the petition of Ernshaw & Gobel for relief on their 
contract for constructing abutments at Clark street 
bridge, submitted a report adverse to the prayer of 
the petition. 

Aid. Otis moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Also, 
Of same committee, to whom had been referred 
the bond of John P. Brown, Fish Inspector, sub- 
mitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Gill moved that thebond of John F. Brown be 
approved . 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gill moved that the report of the committee 
be published. 
The motion prevailed. 
Thefollovping is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chi- 
cago, in Common Council assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was refer- 
red the official bond of John F. Brown, who, by a 
late act of the Common Council, was appointed 
Fish Inspector, having had the same under advise- 
ment, respectfully repoet : 

That, on due inquiry and examination, we find the 
signers of said bond reported good for the amount 
specified in said bond; we would therefore recom- 
mend that the bond be accepted and ai^proved. 
But your committee further report that they find a 
universal desire expressed by all dealers in, and con- 
sumers of, iish to be relieved from tliis unnecessary 
tax, from which but one person derives any benefit 
whatsoever. The present incumbent, Mr. 
Winkleraan, some months since, in answer 
to a question, publicly expressed it as 
his opinion that this, the office of Fish Inspector 
is one of the unnecessary appendages of our city 
government. 

Your committee would therefore'recommend that 
the Legislature, now in session at" Springfield, be 
petifconed to abolish the office of Fish Inspector in 
this city believing as we do that this branch of our 
trade and commerce will regulate and sustain itself 
without any such protection. 

W. B. Bateham, 
Joseph Otis, 
Committee on Finance. 
Also, 
Of same committee, to whom was referred the 
petition of Nicholas Ratty ror compensation for 
damages to his horse, submitted a report adverse to 
the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. Gill moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 
in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
the petition of N. Ratty for damages to a horse, 
having had the same under advisement, respectfully 
report : 

That they find, on inquiry and examination, 
that the horse of Mr. Ratty, while being driven 
by himself across Madison street bridge before a 
dray, was caught by one foot in the joint of a rail- 
road tracK, at the end of the bridge, and that the 
foot of the horse was severely injured; that the 
horse has not been able to work since, but is now 
nearly well; that he is about eleven years old, and 
tolerably sound . But your committee do not be- 
lieve that the city is liable for all the damage 
that may occur to horses in driving on or crossing 
the diflerent railroad tracks of the city, and there"- 
fore report adverse to the prayer of the petition. 
W. B. Bateham, 
C.T. Bowen, 
Joseph E. Otis, 
M. D. Ogden, 
L. L. Bond, 
Committee on Finance. 
Also. 
Of game committee to whom was referred the 
petition of Efizabeth Daring for compensation for 
the loss of her husband, submitted a report thereon. 
Aid. Holden moved that the report be laid over 
and published 
The motion prevailed. 
The followingis the report : 
To the M»yor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 
in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committe on Finance, to whom was referred 
the petition of EHzabeth Daring for compensation 



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for lo86 of husband, Andrew Daring, policeman, 
having hadtne same under advisement, respectfully 
report : 

That after a full investigation your committee 
find that officer Deering was traveling a beat at the 
time of the accident with which he was perfectly 
familiar, having traveled it for months before. 
He should have seen the defects in the sidewalk 
and reported if there was any, that it was in the 
day time when he slipped and fell and broke his 
arm, that he refused to have it amputated until 
three months after when mortification had set in 
from which cause he died. This accident occurred 
in the month of May, when there was no ice and 
your committee can view it in no other liglit than 
that of gross carelessness for which the city is in 
no way liable and accordingly report adverse to the 
claim of the petitioner. 

W. B. Bateham, 
Chauncet T. BOWEN, 
Joseph E. Otis, 
M.D. Ogden, 
L. L. Bond. 
Committee on Finance. 
Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred a com- 
munication from his Honor the Mayor, relative to 
borrowing of money to pay for the temporary City 
Hall and other purposes, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Tracy moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was re- 
ferred a communication from his Honor the Mayor, 
authorizing the Comptroller to borrow money, 
having had the same under advisement, respect- 
fully report : That they have examined the bills 
and vouchers of the work already done, and have 
estimated many other unavoidable expenditures for 
which there is no appropriation, and we fear it 
will exceed the amount called for in this order. 
Your committee, therefore, recommend the pas- 
age of the ordinance. 

W. B. Bateham, ^ 

Joseph E. Otis, ! Committeee 

M. D. Ogden, y on 

L.L.BoND, I Finance. 

Chauncey T. Bowen, J 

The following is the ordinance : 

AYhereas, By the great casualty of the 8th and 9th 
of October, 1871, in which a large part of the city 
was destroyed by fire, thei-e arose a necessity for 
making certain improvements, to wit : cleaning de- 
bris from sewers, and locating man-holes, building 
temporary City Hall, building and repairing side- 
walks, replacing lamp-posts and street lamps, and 
lepairing the same, building of and repairs to po- 
lice court-rooms, the reconstruction of engine-houses 
and police stations. Therefore, in order to make 
provision for the expense, to wit, $120,752.84, 
necessary to be incurred in making said improve- 
ments, 

Be it Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller 
be, and are hereby, authorized to borrow said sum 
of $120,752 84 for the purposes aforesaid, for a space 
of time, to wit, the close of the next municipal 
year, which sum and the interest shall be added to 
the amount authorized to be raised in the next gen- 
eial tax levy, and embraced therein : 



Toted. 



^ Amount 

expended. needed. 
Sewerage fund — 
Cleani ng debris 
from sewers and 
locating m a n - 
holes, amount 

paid $5,231.20 $ 

Appropriation 
fund- 
Temporary city 
hall, am't need- 
edtoAprill,1872 45,608.00 18,000.00 03,608.00 



$5,231.20 



Sidewalks- 
Amount expended 

and required 5,685.75 4,896.92 10,532.69 

L amp posts — 
Amount expended 

and required.... 3,043.50 11,800.00 14,843.50 

General fund — 
Police Courts, 

North and South 

Divisions 1,100.00 1,000.00 2,100.00 

Permanent i m - 
provement 
fund — 
Reconstruction * of 

engine houses 

and police sta- 
tions 20,000 00 20,000.00 

Board of Education 3,387.45 1,050.00 4,337.45 



Grand total $120,752.84 

Also, 

Of same committee,to whom was referred the bills 
of L. J. Gerha-dtfor medicines furnished to Andrew 
Deering, Policeman, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying order. 

Ald.McGrath moved that the report be concurred 
in and the engrossment of the order be waived. 

The motion prevailed the followingvote : 

Ayes— Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond, 
Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, 
Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Stout, Schaffner, 
Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden. 
Busse, Woodman, and Mr .President— 36. 

J^foes — None. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

.^i/es- Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGennis,' Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell. Holden, Bond, 
Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, 
Buehler, Gardner, McGrath, Stout, Schaffner, 
Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, 
Busse, Woodman, and Mr. President — 36, 

JVoes— None. 

The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered,That the Comptroller be, and he is hereby 
authorized and directed to pay the sum of fifty dol- 
lars on the bill of L . P. Gerhard t & Co., provided a 
receipt in fullfor said bill is given. 

BAILROADS. 

Aid. Woodman, of the Committee on Railroads, 
to whom Avas referred an ordinance concerning the 
LaSalle and Chicago railroad, submitted a report 
thereon . 

Aid. Otis moved that the report be laid over and 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bai ey presented a remonstrance against the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Clowry moved that the ordinance be made a 
special order for Monday, March 4, at 8 o'clock p. m. 

Aid. McGrath demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the follov>'ing vote : 

Ayes — Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Powell, Bond, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, 
Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Stout, L engacher, 
McCaffrey, Carne;^^ Busse— 26. 

Ifoes — Thompson, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, 
Schaffner, Clarke, Ogden, Woodman, Mr. President 
—9, 

The following is the report and ordinance : 
To the Mayor and Common Council of the city of 

Chicagoin Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom 
was referred an ordinance concerning the La Salle 
and Chicago Railroad, having had the same under 
advisement, respectfully report : 

This being the first ordinance of this kind that 
was presented to your committee, we felt it our duty 
to carefully consider the important question as to 
the best policy to be pursued for the future in the 
admission of railroads within the city limits. 

To that end your committee invited a consultation 



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with the representatives of the different railroads 
now seeking admission, and with railroad men gen- 
erally who might he interested in the matter. 

A large attendance of prominent railroad men and 
other citizens was ohtained, and on two occasions 
the future policy to be pursued to railroads was 
largely debated. 

Your committee thus acquired much information, 
which has enabled them to agree as a committee 
in reeard to the course that should be pursued in 
the ftiture and to recommend the accompanying 
ordinance. 

We determined that security to life and property 
of the citizens required that hereafter no railroad 
should be admitted into our now populous and 
growing city without being required to build via- 
ducts over street crossings, and that while it is the 
duty of the city government to extend all facilities 
in its power to enable new roads to enter our city, 
yet that the great number now seeking, and which 
continue to seek entrance to the city, rendered it 
impossible to grant to each a separate route, and 
that to do so would require practically the aban- 
donment of a very large portion of the best part of 
the city to railroad purposes. 

We are satisfied that the railroad companies can 
be accommodated on one route having double 
tracks, and believe that in the future no right of way 
should be granted to any road which will not agree 
to permit two other companies to share the privi- 
leges granted to it. 

Your committee also came to the conclusion that 
where it could be done the new roads seeking ad- 
mittance should be required to enter the city on a 
route adjacent, or near as practicable to the roi.te 
of some company now having its track laid in the 
city. That this course would give more general 
satisfaction, and result (as a rule) in much less in- 
jury to private property, than to pursue the former 
practice of giving entirely new routes to each rail- 
road admitted . 

Your committee has been guided by the foregoing 
considerations in framing the ordinance herewith 
submitted. 

It will be perceived that the route of this road 
runs nearly all the way contiguous to the tracks of 
other roads; that the company is obliged to build 
viaducts, at least two in each year, whicn num- 
ber your committee believe will be suflacient. 

The company is also required to admit to the uses 
of the privileges granted by the ordinance any oth- 
er two railroad companies desiring to enter the city, 
and three new roads will be virtually provided for 
in this ordinance. 

Nothing has contributed as much as the railroads 
to the building up and marvelous growth of our 
city, and unless all just and proper facilities are 
granted to new roads, they must seek some other 
locality where they can obtain them. A due regard 
to the interest of the city as a whole requires that 
the door should not now be closed against these new 
companies. Your committee are aware that no 
new railroad track can be laid without causing more 
or less damage to private property, and have re- 
garded it as our duty to provide and adopt the 
route that will occasion the least injury to private 
interests. We believe that the route indicated in 
the ordinance will cause less damage to private in- 
dividuals than any other that could be suggested, 
and that the few persons who may be injured by 
the route adopted, upon receiving compensation for 
the damages done them, should give way to the 
general public interest in the premises. 

C. L. Woodman, 
Ohauncet T. Bowen, 
Wm. M Clarke, 
Joseph E. Otis, 
Henry Sweet, 
^ Committee on Railroads. 
AN ORDINANCE 
Concerning the LaSalle and Chicago Railroad Com- 
pany. 

Section 1. Be it ordained by the Common Council 
of the City of Chicago, That permission and au- 
thority be, and the same are hereby, given and 
granted unto the LaSalle and Chicago Railroad 
Company, to lay down, maintain, and operate one 



one or more railroad tracks along and upon the fol- 
lowing named route and streets in the city of Chi- 
cago, to wit : Commencing at the Western City 
Limits, adjacent to the right of way of the Chicago, 
Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company, thence 
as near as practicable to the said Chicago, Burling- 
ton and Quincy Railroad tracks to Rebecca street, 
thence on the south half of Rebecca street to, or 
near, the east end of Rebecca street, thence to 
Meagher street, thence on the south half of Meagher 
treet (and on the alleys between Johnson and Hai- 
sted streets, running on a line nearly due west of 
Meagher street), and across Meagher street into 
Stewart avenue, thence north on Stewart avenue 
and Beach street to Harrison street; also to and 
across the South Branch of the Chicago river, upon 
any property the said Company may 
acquire by purchase, condemnation, or 
otherwise, lying between Beach street 
and the South Branch of the Chicago river, thence 
on the east side of South Branch of the Chicago 
river, on any property that said company may ac- 
quire by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, as 
far north as Adams street, and west of Market street: 
Provided, that said company shall build a viaduct 
over their tracks across East Van Buren street, and 
also viaducts over their tracks which may cross any 
other streets on said east side, which may hereafter 
be bridged across the said South Branch ; such via- 
ducts to be built under the direction, control and 
superintendence of the Board of Public Works of 
the city of Chicago, and provided further, that 
upon streets crossed upon said east side, no rails 
shall be laid which shall obstruct travel more than 
those now in use by the horse railroad companies 
in the city of Chicago; and provided further: that 
in lieu of the rights and privileges hereby granted 
to and across the Chicago river, and on the east side 
thereof, the said company, at its discretion, may 
continue their said tracks across West Harrison 
street, north on the east side of the tracks of the 
Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago railroad Com- 
pany, on any property they may acquire by pur- 
chase, condemnation, or otherwise, to West Adams 
street. 

Sec. 2, The said railroad company may cross any 
and all streets, and alleys, and railroad tracks, upon, 
or along the line of its said route. Said company to 
be subject to the direction of the Board of Public 
Works of said City, in the construction of its said 
tracks, and the keeping in repair of so much of said 
streets, alleys and crossi-'gs, as may be occupied 
by s«ud railroad company, with its tracks, switches, 
and turn-outs. 

Sec. 3. The s id railroad company may and it- 
is hereby authorized to lay down, maintain and 
operate one or more railroad tracks, with such turn- 
outs, side track?, switches and turn-tables as it 
shall deem necessary, over or across any land which 
it may require upon the line of said route, o»- said 
streets, or between the same, either by purchase, 
condemnation, or otherwise. 

Sec. 4 The said railroad company may use and 
operate all that portion of its railroad tracks hereby 
authorized to be laid west of the South Branch o'l 
the Chicago River with locomotive engines and 
cars, or with horse or other animal power as it shall 
deem proper, subject to nil ordinances of the city of 
Chicago applicable to Railroads sinailarly situated. 
It may also operate all of that portion of its tracks 
as aforesaid, which shell be east of the South Branch 
of the Chicago river, with passenger cars to be 
drawn only by horse or other animal power. 

Sec. 5. The said Railroad Company shall have the 
right and is hereby authorized on its route west of 
the South Branch of the Chicago river, to depress 
it tracks, to bridge the cross streets over said tracks, 
and to employ such other means as to such cross- 
streets as it may deem necessary to secure quick 
transit, all of paid work to oe done under the direc- 
tion and superintendence of the Board of Public 
Works of the city of Chicago, and all bridges, when 
erected, with the approaches thereto, shall belong 
to, and be the property of, the city of Chicago. Con- 
venient crossings shall be made and maintained by 
said Company where said track or tracks cross any 
street or alley within said city, according to the di- 



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rections of the Board of Public Works of said city ; 
and said Company shall erect viaducts over its said 
tracks on any street orstreetsof said city which may 
be crossed by said tracks where and as the said 
Board of Public Works may, from time to time, 
require. Provided, however: That said Com- 
pany shall not be required to erect more than 
two of such viaducts in any one year; and that 
where such viaducts cannot be built at any such 
crossing without the same be built over the track 
or racks of Eome other railway company or com- 
panies, then sjid company shall only be obliged to 
join with such other la^t mentioned railroad com- 
pany or companies, and to pay its fair proportion 
of the coats o such viaduct or viaducts. All such 
viaducts to be erected under the supti'intende- ce of 
and in such manner as said Board o Public Works 
may require. 

Sec. 6. That said ra'lroad company shall be sub • 
ject to all general laws and ordiLancea of the Com- 
mon Council of the said city in r«lat:on to yailroads. 

Sec. 7. The privileges authorized herein are 
granted upon the express condition, that the La- 
Salle and Chicago Railroad Company shall permit 
any other railroad companies, not exceeding two in 
number, which have not at present any right of en- 
trance into the city of Chicago under any ordinance 
or grant of said city, to use the said tracks hereby 
authorized to be laid on the streets herein named, 
jointly with the said LaSalle and Chicago Railroad 
Company, (and to lay down tracks upon and across 
any lands owned, leased or occupied by the said 
LaSalle and Chicago Railroad Company, when nec- 
essary to the exercise of the privilege hereby 
granted), upon such fair and equitable terms as may 
be agreed upon by paid companies : and in the event 
that said companies cannot agree upon such terms, 
the same shall be settled by three disinterested per- 
sons, one to be selected by said LaSalle and Chica- 
go Railroad Company, one to be named by such 
other company as may desire to use said tracks, and 
the third by said two persons, and the terms and 
conditions which shall be fixed and determined by 
said pereons, shall be the terms and conditions upon 
which said companies respectively shall use and 
occupy said tracks, and lay down tracks upon and 
across said lands ; and such other railroad com- 
panies which may be allowed the use of said tracks, 
shall have the same privileges to run cars upon and 
across said streets and alleys as are herein granted 
to said L aSalle and Chicago Railroad company. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Bond, of the Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom had been referred a communication from 
His Honor the Mayor in relation to an assault made 
on the Council chamber, submitted a report recom- 
mending the adoption of an accompanying resolu- 
tion. 

Aid. Bond moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The foUwing is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the thanks of this Council be, and 
are hereby tendered to His Honor the Mayor for his 
prompt vindication of the right of the Council to 
legislate without coercion, and for calling the at- 
tention of the State's Attorney to such violation of 
the law. 

Also, 
Of same committee to whom had been referred the 
petition of James Grant for permission to move a 
frame building, submitted a report recommending 
that the petitioner be remitted to his rights under 
the general ordinance relating to that subject. 

Aid. Otis moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of the same committee to whom had been refer- 
red a communication from His Honor the Mayor in 
relation to the illegal election of the Clerk of the 
Police Court in the North Division, submitted a 
report stating that the Council had since complied 
with the law and recommended that the communi- 
cation be placed on file. 

Aid, Bond moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Bond of the Committee on Judiciary asked 
for further time to make his report on the lake front 
papers in his hand. 

Aid. Daggy moved that leave he granted. 

The motion prevailed. 

FIRE AND WATER. 

Aid. McGenniss, of the Committee on Fire and 
Water, to whom was referred an order directing the 
Fire and Police Commissioners to erect a temporary 
house for the steamer Gund on Chicago avenue, sub- 
mitted a rep rt adverse to the prayer of the pe- 
tition. 

Aid. Holden moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled. 

Your Committee on Fire and Water to whom was 
referred an order directing the Police and Fire Com- 
missioners to erect a temporary house for the 
steamer Gund, on Chicago avenue, at or near the 
old location, having had the same under advise- 
ment, respectfully report, that having conferred 
with the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners in 
relation to the matter are satisfied that the location 
referred to is not central enough for efficient 
service by the engine, that were 

she to be so located it would 

involve long and expensive runs, thus exposing un- 
necessarily a large territory to increased danger 
should a fire occur. Your committee therefore are 
of the opinion that it would be ruinous to pass the 
order. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. McGenniss, 

B. A. CULLEETON, 
W. WiTBEOK, 

J. W. Stout, 
Jas. J. McGrath, 
Committee on Fire and and Water. 
Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred a com- 
munication relative to purchase of engine lot and 
erection of engine house, corner Blue Island avenue 
and Twelfth street, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the communication be referred to the Board 
of Police and Fire Commissioners, with the further 
recommendation that said board do grant the relief 
prayed for. 

Aid. Otis moved to concur in the report. 

The motion pravailed. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred a com- 
munication from Comptroller relative to sale of 
engine house on West Erie street, submitted a re- 
port, recommending that no further action be taken 
toward the sale of this property. 

Aid. McGenniss moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred the peti- 
tion of J. D* Harvey for purchase of lot, N. W. comer 
Washingtton and Clinton streets, submitted a report, 
recommending the adoption of an accompanying 
resolution. 

Aid. Witbeck moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the city Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed, to advertise for pro- 
posals to sell to the city, a lot suitable for an 
engine house, such lot to be located not 
more than four blocks west of the present site, and 
to report such proposal to the Common Council. 
Also 

Of same committee, to whom was referred a com- 
munication from the Mayor, in relation to the "Bab- 
cock Fire Extinguisher," submitted a report, re- 
commending that the communication and the mat- 
ter to which they refer be referred to the Board of 
Police and Fire Commissioners for consideration. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report. 



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The motion prevailed. 

Also , 

Of same committee, to whom had been referred a 
communication irom the City Comptroller, relative 
to the sale of a lot belonging to the city, on West 
Jackson 8treet,8ubmitted a report recommending the 
adoption of an accompanying resolution. 

Aid. McGenniss moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted. 

Resolved, That the City Comptroller be, and he is 
hereby, authorized and directed to advertise for pro- 
posals to purchase the engine-house and lot on West 
Jackson street, and make report to the Common 
Council. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom had been referred 
a communication from the Board of Public Works, 
relative to a party wall between lots owned by M. 
McCarthy and the city of Chicago, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an accomp- 
anying order. 

Aid. McGenniss moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby authorized to make arrangements 
with the owner of the property adjacent to the A. D. 
Titsworth engine house lot to construct the party 
walls for said engine house. 
Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred an or- 
dinance concerning chimney sweeps, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing ordinance. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report. 

REPOET OF COMMITTEE. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 
in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Fire and Water, 
to whom was referred a communication 
accompanying an ordinance in relation to chimney 
sweeps, having had the same under advisement, 
respectfully report that they consider the passage 
of such an ordinance at the present time is demand- 
ed alike by economy, and as a safeguard against 
fire. 

Your committee recommend the passage of the 
ordinance herewith presented. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. W. McGenniss, 
B. H. Cullerton, 

H. WiTBECK, 

J. W. Stout, 
Jas. J. McGrath, 
Committee on Fire and Water. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Entitled an ordinance in relation to chimney 
sweeps. 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of 

Chicago. 

Section 1. There shall be nominated by the Mayor 
of the city of Chicago, subject to the approval of the 
Common Council, one chimney sweeper for the city 
who shall have full power to appoint others under 
him, according to the subsequent provisions of this 
ordinance. 

Sec. 2. No person shall^hereafter follow the busi- 
ness or occupation of chimney sweeper, either by 
himself or others, within the city of Chicago, 
unless he shall have been approved in the 
manner prescribed in section 1, and shall give bonds 
to the city of Chicago, conditioned for the faithful 
performance of his duties according to the provi- 
sions hereinafter contained, and shall have regis- 
tered his name and the names of all persons em- 
ployed by him as assistants, with a number aflSl^ed 
to every such name in a book to be kept by the 
City Clerk, and shall have obtained from said clerk 
a certificate of such registry, containing the name 



of the person and the number offered in such 
registry, under a penalty of five dollars for every 
day he shall follow, by himself or others, 
the said business, and the said clerk 
is hereby required to make out and deliver to the 
person so appointed such certificate, for each of 
which he shall be entitled to demand and receive 
one dollar. 

Sec. 3. Every person following the aforesaid busi- 
ness within said city shall wear, and caused to be 
worn by the persons employed by him, in a con- 
spicuous manner, on his left breast, a badge with 
the word " Sweep " and the number or figure 
placed opposite his name in the registry of 
the City Clerk, the badge shall be made 
of block tin or other durable material, 
and the letters and figures thereon one inch 
in length and easily distinguishable. Every 
person who shall violate the provisions of this sec- 
tion shall forfeit five dollars. 



Sec. 4. Every such chimney sweep, so appoint- 
ed who shall not within forty-eight hours after ap- 
plication to him, made by any inhabitant of the 



city, sweep or cause to be swept, such chimneys as 
he shall be required to sweep, shall for every such 
offense forfeit and pay the sum of three dollars. 

Sec. 5. Every such chimney sweep eo appointed 
shall be entitled to demand and receive for each 
chimney so swept, the following sums, and no more, 
to wit : For each chimney thirty cents for each 
story through which such chimney shall pass. And 
for each additional flue fifteen cents, and 
on payment of the cost of cleaning 
out or sweeping, a receipt shall in every instance 
be given for the same, and in such receipt the time 
at which the work was done shall be stated, 

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the person or per- 
sons occupying or using any building within the 
limits of the city of Chicago to cause all chimneys 
which may be used therein to be swept or scraped 
out once in every twelve months, and it shall be the 
duty of the city chimney sweeper or his authorized 
agent, once in every twelve months to inspect all 
chimneys in use in the city of Chicago, and if any 
of said chimneys have not been swept or scraped 
out at any time within the period of twelve 
months as aforesaid the said city chim- 
ney sweeper shall forthwith cause said chimney 
or chimneys to be cleaned or swept out, and the 
occupant of such premises shall pay or cause to be 
paid to said city chimney sweeper, upon the com- 
pletion of said work, the cost of the same as estab- 
lished by section five of this ordinance. 

Sec. 7. Any violation, or neglect, or refusal to 
comply with the provisions of section two of this 
ordinance shall be punished with a fine of not to 
exceed one hundred dollars and costs of prosecu- 
tion. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS S. D. 

Aid. Bowen, of the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys S. D., to whom had been referred a petition^for 
a sidewalk on Clark street from Harrison to Ran- 
dolph streets, submitted a report recommending 
that the petition be referred to the Board of Public 
Works with instructions to prepare an ordinance in 
accordance with the prayer of the petition. 

Aid. McGenniss moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

SCHOOLS. 

Aid. Daggy, of the Committee on Schools, to 
whom had been referred the petition of D. Wit- 
kousky for lease of a portion of the Scammon 
School lot, submitted a report adverse to the prayer 
of the petition. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 
Also, 

Of same committee, to whom had been referred a 
report and ordinance for a sidewalk on Market 
street, from Madison street to Monroe street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the ordinance 
be passed. 

Ald.McGenniss moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 



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cuiTed in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

Ayes— Bowen, Otis, Coey, McQenniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Holden," Bond, 
Sweet, Witbeck, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleve- 
land, Buehler, McGrath, Stout, Schaffner, Lengach- 
er, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Wood- 
man— 34. 

iVbes— 0. 

Also, 
Of same Committee, to whom had been referred a 
report and ordinance relative to the grade of Michi- 
gan avenue and River street, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. McGenniss moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the report was concur- 
red in and ordinance passed by ayes and noes as 
follows : 

Ayes —Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond, 
Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, 
Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Stout, Schaffner, 
Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney. ClarKe, Ogden, 
Busse, Woodman, Mr. President — 3b. 

JVoes — 0. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago. 

Section 1. That the grade of the east curb 
line of Michigan avenue at the ninth curb line 
of Randolph street, and at the ninth curb line of 
South Water street shall be fixed at fourteen and 
four tenths (144-10) feet. 

Sec. 2. That the grade of Michigan avenue, on the 
east curb line thereof at River street, shall be fixed 
at sixteen (16) feet, and on the west curb line thereof 
at River street, seventeen (17) feet and at one hun- 
dred and seventy-six (176) feet south of River street 
at fifteen (15) feet. 

Sec. 3. The grade of River street, at the intersec- 
tion of Wabash avenue and the northeast line pro- 
duced of lot six (6) in block two (2), Fort Dearborn 
Addition, shall be fifteen (15) feet; and at the angle 
of said River street, opposite Rush street bridge, 
eighteen (18) feet. 

Sec. 4. The above heights, as fixed, are intended 
to be measured from the plane of low water of 1847, 
fixed by the Commissioners of the Illinois and Mich- 
igan Canal, and adopted by the late Sewerage Com- 
missioners and the Board of Public Works as the 
base or datum for the city levels. 

Seo. 5. A!l ordinances conflicting with the above 
are hereby repealed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D. 

Aid. Carney, of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, North Division, to whom was referred an or- 
dinance establishing the grade of sidewalks on 
Michigan street, from Wells street to Clark street, 
submitted a report recemmendinsr the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Carney moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred, in and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

Ayes— Bowen, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone. Scmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham Powell, Holden, Bond. 
Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gillj 
Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Stout, Schnaffner, 
Lengacher, McCaftrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, 
Busse. Woodman, Mr. President— 36. 

Noe's—Q. 
The fallowing is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it enacted by the Commnn Council of the city of 

Chicago: 

Section 1. That the grade of the side- 
walk of Michigan street at the curb lines of L a 
Salle street shall be thirteen and one half (13^) feet, 
at a point 80 feet west of the west line of North | 
Clark street fifteen (15) feet, at the east curb line of 
Wells street fifteen (16) feet, and the grade of the 
aforesaid sidewalk between one of the points so I 



fixed and another, and between the points so fixed 
and points the grade of which has been fixed by 
previous ordinanc s, shall be straight lines 
drawn one from another. 

Sec. 2. The height of the grade as above fixed, 
shall be measured from the plane of low water of 
Lake Michigan of 1847, as fixed by the Commis- 
sioners of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, and 
adopted by the late Sewerage Commissioners, and 
the Commissioners of the Board of Public Works, as 
the base or datum for city levels. 

Sec. 3. Nothing in this ordinance shall be con- 
strued so as to change the grade of the roadway of 
Michigan street, between the points named. 

Sec. 4. All ordinances conflicting with the above 
are hereby repealed. 

Aid. Woodman moved that the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, North Division, be instructed to 
report on the ordinance for building a viaduct on 
North Clark street, and report at the next regular 
meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

Aid. Holden, of the Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, West Division, to whom was referred petition 
ofG. W.Noble, asking permission to remove a 
frame building, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the petition be referred to the Board of 
Public Works. 

Aid. Cullerton moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Buehler, of came committee, to whom was 
referred a report and ordinance for a sidewalk on 
the south side of McReynolds street, from Reuben 
street to Ridgeville road, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Heath moved to concur in the report and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and 
noes as follows : 

Ayes — Aid. Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Bueh- 
ler, McGrath, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaff- 
rey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. 
President — 34. 

iV^oes— None. 

ALSO; 

Aid. Buehler, of same Committee, to whom was re 
ferred a report and ordinance for curbing, grading- 
and paving West Indiana street from Noble street 
to North Paulina street, submitted a report, recom- 
mending that the ordinance be passed. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the report was con- 
curred in, and the ordinance passed by ayes and noes 
as follows : 

^yes— Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, 
Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, 
Clowry, Bateman, Powell, Holden, Bond, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleve- 
land, Buehler, McGrath, Stoutj Schrffner, Lengac- 
her, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, 
Woodman, and Mr. President — 35. 

I^oes — None. 

Also, 

Aid. Gill, of same committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a petition of James Forsythe & Co., asking 
permission to use a portion of the sidewalk space 
corner of West Lake and Union streets, submitted a 
report, recommending that the prayer of the peti- 
tioners be granted. 

Aid. Sweet moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Gill, of same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a report and ordinance in relation to the Col- 
umbus, Chicago and Indiana Central railroad, sub- 
mitted a report thereon. 

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puTjlished, and made the special order for Monday, 
March 4th, 

The motion prevailed hy the following vote ; 

Ayes— Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, 
Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickoy CuUerton, Bailey, 
Clowry,Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond, Sweet, Wit 
beckjHeath, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler,Mc- 
Grath, Stout, Schaffner, Lengaoher, McCaifrey, 
Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Bnsse, Woodman, Mr. Pres- 
ident— 34. 

JVoes — Garndner — 1. 

The following is the report: 

REPORT OP COMMITTEE. 

To the Common Council of the city of Chicago, 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision, have had under consideration the , ordinance 
heretofore submitted, entitled, ''An ordinance con- 
cerning the Columbas, Chicago and Indiana central 
railway", and after careful consideration of the 
subject, they recommend the passage of said ordi- 
nance as amended and herewith returned. 
B. G. Gill, 
M. Heath, 

E. P. CULBERTSON, 

0. H. B. Bailey. 
G. Powell, 
John Buehler, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Divison. 

AN ORDINANCE 
Concerning the Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Cen- 
tral Railway. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
are hereby given to the Columbus, Chicago and In- 
diana Central Eailway Company, and to its succes- 
sors, to put down, construct, and maintain a rail- 
road with a single or double track, and all necessa- 
ry switches and turnouts, in that part of Rockwell 
street, in the city of Chicago, to wit : From the in- 
tersection of said ■ Rockwell street with the 
Chicago and Northwestern railway, to the 
northern terminus, of . said Rockwell street 
south of Kinzie street, and also upon Kinzie 
street from Western avenue to Halsted street 
and also on Depot place from Ashland avenue to 
Ada street, such track or tracks to be laid on the 
wei»t side of said Rockwell street, and as near as 
practicable to the east line of the present right of 
way of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway, and 
said track or tracks on Kinzie street to be laid as 
near as practicable to the south track of said Chicaero 
and Northwestern Railway Company, and said track 
or tracks to be laid on the north side of said Depot 
place, and with the wall or fence hereinafter men- 
tioned, to occupy no more than thirty feet on the 
north side of said Depot place, and said tracks, 
switches, and turnouts shall occupy no more than 
thirty fee; of any of said streets. And the right 
and privilege is hereby granted to said Columbus, 
Chicago and Indiana Central Rail- 

way Company to cross all inter- 

vening streets and alleys between the points 
above designated, and between Madison and Kinzie 
streets, subi'ect, however, to the direction of the 
Board of Public Works of said city in the construc- 
tion of said tracks, and the paving and keeping in 
repair of so much of said streets, alleys, and cross- 
ings as may be occupied by said railway company 
with its trocks, switches,' and turnouts. 

Seo. 2. Said Columbus,Chicago and Indiana Railway 
Company, and its 8ucceasors,"are hereby authorized 
to run their cars over and along said tracks with 
steam, or such other motive power as said company 
may deem best, subject, however, to all general or- 
dinances of the city of Chicago as to railroad com- 
panies similarily situated. 

Sec. 3. Co< venient crosingss shall be made and 
maintainedby saidcompany whensaidtrackor tracks 
crossany street or alley within the limits of said city, 
according to the directions of the Board of Public 
Works of said city, and said company shall erect 
viaducts over its said tracks at Halsted and Sanga- 
mon streets, within one year from the passage of 
this ordinance, and over such other streets as the 
said Board of Public Works of said city may from 



time to time require; provided, however, said rail- 
way company shall not be required to erect more 
than two of such viaducts in any one year, and that 
said viaducts shall be built in such manner as said 
Board of Public Works may direct. 

Seo 4 Said railway company shall have no right 
to lay or use any track on Depot place until it shall 
have first erected a brick or stone wall or ft^nce 
eight (8) feet in height and twelve inches in thick-" 
ness, south of their proposed tracks along Depot 
place, from the east line of Ashland avenue 
to the West line of Ada street (.the 
south line of said wall or fence 
to be not more than thirty feet south of the north 
line of Depot place), said wall or fence to be so built 
under tlie direction of said Board of Public Works, 
and to be kept by said company in good repair dur^ 
ing its occupancy of said Depot Place. 

Sec. 5. The privileges hereby granted shall be 
subject to all general ordinances that are now or 
naay hereafter be in force concerning railroads in the 
city of Chicago. 

Sec. 6. The said Columbus, Chicago and Indiana 
Central Railway Company shall indemnify and keep 
and save said city harmless from all damages, 
costs and expenses arising or growing out of the use 
or occupancy by said company of any of said streets 
or alleys or arising out of any of the rights or privi- 
leges hereby granted. 

Sec. 7. The permission and authority hereby 
granted, are in consideration of, and upon the ex- 
press condition, that said Columbus, Chicago & 
Indiana Central Railway Company shall, as soon as 
work thereon can be commenced the coming spring, 
and without unnecessary delay, construct and for- 
ever maintain a swing or draw bridge acros the 
West branch of the South branch, of the Chicago 
River, at the point or place where the track of 
said company crosses said stream, in said City of 
Chicago ; such bridge or draw to be of sufficient 
length to admit the free passage of all boats and 
vessels navigating said stream ; said bridge 
to be built in accordance with the diroctions 
of the Board of Public Works of said city; 
and said permission and authority 

are granted upon the further express condition, that 
said Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Central Rail- 
way company shall permit and allow the Chicago, 
Danville and Vincennes Railroad company and the 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad company (or, in 
the event that said Chicago, Danville and Vincennes 
Railroad company, of said Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railroad company shall not accept of the privileges 
hereby granted, then any other railroad company 
in the place of the company that shall so 
decline to accept), to use the said tracks hereby 
authorized to be laid, and also those authorized to 
be laid by an ordinance of the Common Council of 
the city of Chicago, passed October 8, 1866, entitled 
"An "^ Ordinance concerning the Chicago and 
Great Eastern Railway Company," jointly 
with said Columbus, Chicago and Indi- 
ana _ Central Railway company, and 
to lay tracks upon and across any lands owned, 
leased or occupied by said Columbus, Chicago and 
Indiana Central Railway Company necessary to the 
enjoyment of privileges hereby granted, upon such 
fair and equi able terms as may be agreed upon by 
said companies, and in the event that said com- 
panies cannot agree upon such terms, the same shall 
be settled and determined by three disinterested 
persons, one to be selected by said Columbus, Chi- 
cago and Indiana Central Railway Company, one to 
be named by such other company as may desire to 
use said tracks, and the third to be selected by said 
two persons, and the terms and conditions which 
shall be fixed and determined by said persons shall 
be the terms and conditions upon which snd com- 
panies resnectsvely shall use and occupy said tracks, 
and lay tracks upon and across any of said lands, 
and such other railroad company which may be al- 
lowed the use of said tracks, shall have the same 
privilege to run cars upon and across said streets and 
alleys as are herein given to said Columbus, Chica- 
go, and Indiana Central Railway Company. 
Also, 
Aid. Bailey, of same committee, and to whom was 



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referred an order for the erection of a viaduct over 
the C, B. & Q. R. R. tracks at the intersection of 
Canal and Sixteenth streets, snhmitted a report, re- 
commendina; the passage of an accompanying ordin- 
ance. 

Aid. Gardner moved that the report he laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision, to whom was referred an order for the erec- 
tion of a viaduct over the Chicago, Burlington and 
Quincy and the Chicago and Northwestern railroad 
crossing at Sixteenth streets, having had the same 
iinder advisement, respectfully report: 

That your committee visited the locality above 
Damedj'and there met the presidents of both roads, 
Mr. Gault, of the Chicago and Northwestern, and Mr. 
Harris, of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy rail- 
roads, and held a consultation with them as to whe- 
ther they were prepared to proceed with the erec- 
tion of the viaduct as ordered. They admitted the 
pressing necessity that exists for proceeding imme- 
diately with its erection, and declared tlieir perfect 
I'eadiness to go on Avith it at once. They acknowll 
edged the great danger to life and property con- 
stantly incurred by the public in passing over the 
crossing as it is at present situated. Accidentsmore j 
or less serious are hourly imminent and of frequent ! 
occurrence, and would be more frequently still 
but for the untiring vigilance of the police officers 
stationed there to regulate the traffic. And yonr 
committee has been credibly informed that no less 
than two dangerous accidents have ta Ken place on 
this spot within the short space that has elapsed 
since their visit of inspection. Also, that many 
owners and drivers of vehicles latterly prefer the in- 
convenience of going round by Halsted street to 
facing the risks and delays incurred in going over 
said crossing. 

Taking these circvimstances into account, as well 
as the fact that an appropriation of $30,000 has 
been made by the Common Council toward defray- 
ing the expense of the erection of this very neces- 
sary public improvement. Your committee recom- 
mend the passage of the following ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of 

Chicago . 

Sec. 1. That the Board of .Public "Works, be 
and they are hereby authorized, and directed to 
prepare plans^and specifications for the construc- 
tion of a Viaduct on Canal street, over the Sixteenth 
street crossing of the Chicago Burlington, and 
Quincy, and the Chicago and Northwestern, Rail- 
road , and to confor with the railroad companies, -as 
to the best, and speediest means of completing the 
proposed work. And the said Board are further 
authorized to use so much of the appropriation 
made by the Common Council for that purpose as 
may be necessary to complete said work. 
M.B.Bailey, 

• C. C. P. HOLDEN, 
E. F. CULLERTOX, 

G. Powell, 
M. Heath, 
B. G. Gill, 
Geo. Sherwood, 
John Buehler, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys W. D. 

WHARVES AND PUBLIC GROUNDS. 

Aid. Holden of the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds, to whom was referred a communi- 
cation and resolution relative to the sale of a portion 
of the L ake Front to the railroad companies, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the resolution 
and the accompanying ordinance offered by Aid. 
Daggy, be placed on file. 

Aid. Gardner moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Aid. Holden of same Committee to whom was re- 
ferred a resolution relative to the exchange of the 
Ira Judd tract for the property known as the Mil- 
liman tract, submitted a report thereon. 



Aid. McGrath moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Alderman of the city of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds 
to whom was referred the resolution of Aid. Holden 
as to the validity of the sale of the Ira Judd tract 
(2 45-100 acres on North L aSalle street north and 
adjoining North avenue), in exchange for 3 acres of 
ground known as the Milliman tract, having had 
the same under advisement, respectfully report, 
that as this is a question involvirg the 
doings and action of a former Coun- 
cil (1870;f, your Committee have taken 
great pains to inform themselves fully as to the sub- 
ject in ])and and first we find that the tract known 
as the Ira Judd tract, having a frontage on North La 
Salle street north, and adjoining North avenue, of 
1,041 feet, together with other land east of and ad- 
joining LaSalle street, were purchased by the city 
at an early day, the title which was perfect, but in 
the year 1860, or thereabouts, through the doings of 
a former city employe, this Ira Judd 
tract was placed upon ' the tax books for 
taxation, and the same was sold to 
a man of straw by the pretended name of Ira Judd; 
when this became known the city at once took steps 
to reclaim the same, and did do so, having again a 
perfect title of this property. 

The land, however, had been leased by the former 
tax title owner under the Ira Judd purchase, to San- 
ford E. Loring and others, and it was in the spring 
of 1870, that Mr. Loring applied to the Council for a 
legitimate lease from the city for a term of 
years. This communication was referred 
to its approi^riate committee (Wharves 
and Public Grounds), which committee re- 
ported the terms upon which Mr. Loring could have 
a lease from the city ; this report was made April 
11, 1870, and the same was adopted by the Council 
at its meeting April 25, 1870. At the next meeting 
of the Council Aid. Woodard moved a reconsidera- 
tion of the vote by which the ground in question 
was authorized to be leased to Sanford E. Loring. 
The motion prevailed, and the whole subject matter 
was again 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and Pub- 
lic Grounds. 

Various reports were made by this Committee, 
and various propositions were made to the Council : 
one by S. E. Loring, proposing an exchange for the 
property, and on September 12, 1870, a final was 
made to the Council, or two reports, one a majority 
signed by Aid. Whitaker, Carney, and Heenan ; the^ 
other a minority report signed by Aid. Wilce and 
Holden. The majority report recommending 
the exchange of the Ira Judd tract for 5 22-100 
acres of ground in the old graveyard 
and known as the Milliman tract, this last named 
tract was in the bounds of Lincoln Park, and at the 
time it was condemned for park purposes. The re- 
port also provided that the Lincoln Park Commis- 
sioners should, before taking possession of the 
same, pay into the city treasury for the use of the 
South Division for park purposes the sum of $30,000 
and a like amount for the West Division. 

This majority report was made in the 
face and eyes of an opinion of M. F. 
Tuley (Corporation Counsel), which was as follows, 
to wit : (Page 491 Council proceedings, 1870.) 
"That if the city acquire by the proposed exchange 
the title to the 5 22-100 acres of the Milliman tract, 
the land»will by force of the act of the General 
Assembly of the State of Illinois, known as the 
Lincoln Park act, approved February 8th, 3869," 
become a part and parcel of Lincoln Park, and no 
longer under the control of the city, except for Dark 
purposes. As to the 2d resolution providing for the 
payment by the commissioners of Lincoln 
Park of $30,000 to each of the South 
anxJ West Division parks. I am of the 
opinion that it will not be valid. The minority re- 
port recommended that the proposition to exchange 
be not entered into, and that the Ira Judd tract he 



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leased for ajerni of years to Mr. L oring on equit- 
able terms." 

October 3d after a protucted debate in the Conncil 
the majority report Avas adopted and the order for 
the exchange was ordered engrossed. Oct. 17th, it 
was taken up by the Council and passed, receiving 
thirty votes a constitutional majority, only ten 
" Aldei-men voted, against it, there being present on 
that night for the first time since April 18, forty 
members of the Council. 

At the time it was denounced as a base farce, a 
swindle on the ci'v. The Ira Judd tract was said to 
be worth from 150 to |2uO,000, and it was voted 
away without any compensation, according to the 
opinion of the chief law-officer of the city, whose 
opinion is quoted above. During the few months 
preceeding the final vote upon the swindle in ques- 
tion, bankers, lawyers, real estate men, editors, 
doctors, and in fact a full brigade were at work 
lobbying and urging the passage of the order direct 
ing the exchange of the property in question, and 
now after the lapse of sixteen months, the secret of 
all is told, and by one of the parties to the exchange, 
if not directly, indirectly. Dr. Dyer swears posi- 
tively, so report says, before the grand jury that 
money was used, and that too in large 
amounts, to procui'e the passage of this infa- 
mous bill. What more can be needed to 
set the sale then made, aside, when one of the in- 
terested parties to the exchange atfirms the corrup- 
tion alleged, and in the opinion of your committee 
the sale should be set aside and the Ira Judd prop- 
erty reclaimed to its former estate. Though it costs 
large sums of money to prosecute this case in the 
courts, we believe the good of the community de- 
mands that it be done, and your committee Avould 
recommend the passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Mayor, Comptroller, and Cor- 
poration Counsel be, and they are hereby, directed 
to at once proceed by law, or otherAvise, to reclaim 
the Ira Judd land, and to cause the sale or exchange 
ordered by the Common Council (ict. 17, 1870, to be 
set aside. Charles C. P. Holden, 

S. S. Gardner, 
Chauncey T. Bowen, 
Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 

Chicago, Feb. 15, 1872. 

Also, 

Of same committee to Avhom was referred the pe- 
tition of G.S. Curtis to lease a triangular pjece of 
grovmd situate at the intersection of Buruside street 
with Archer avenue and Twentieth street, submitted 
a report recommending that the prayer of the peti- 
tioner be not granted. 

Aid. Gardner moA'ed to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also. 

Of same committee to whom was referred the 
petition of N. S. Taylor to purchase the tract of 
land situated at the junction of Prairie and Cottage- 
Gi'ove avenues, submitted a report recommeu<Iing 
that the prayer of petition be not granted. 

Ale. Schatfner moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Daggy moved, 

That the Commtttee on Gas-lights be and they arc 
hereby roquired to report the ordinance, entitled 
"An ordinance to regulate the consumption of gas 
and definining the duties of Gas Meter Inspector, and 
for other purposes," to this Cou)icil at their next 
regular meeting. 

MARKETS. 

Aid. Clowry of the Committee on Markets to 
whom had been referred a petition for reduction of 
rent of stalls on West Market square, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an ac jompa- 
nying order. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The foUoAving is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council assemblea : 

Your Committee on Markets to whom was referred 
the petition of L. S. Whiting and others, for a re- 
duction of rent upon the land on West Randolph 



street, upon Avhich they liave been permitted to 
erect stalls, for the purpose of selling or vending 
meats at wholesale, having had the sarne under ad- 
visement, respectfully report : 

That they have examined the subject of said peti- 
tion, and have concluded that in view of the fact 
that the lots referred to said petition, were r.ented 
only for the term of one year. That the tenants 
Avere compelled to erect their OAvn building, which 
building Avill be comparatively Avovthless to their 
owners after the termination of the tenancy, and 
that city i^roperty, rented since the late fire, was 
rented at a much lower rate in proportion to its 
rental value. 

Your Committee Avould, therefore, recommend 
the passage of the folloAving order. 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
are hereby, authorized and directed to rent unto 
the present tenants thereof, the lots located on Hay- 
market square, on West Randolph street, in said 
city of Chicago, said lots being 25 by 30 feet in di- 
mensions, at an annual rental of $300, to commence 
from the first renting thereof by said Board of Pub- 
lic Works to said tennants, and to continue for the 
term of one year from that date. 

J. Clowlry, ^ Committee 
Tugs. Carney, ! on 

M. ScHMiTZ, \ Markets. 
• David Coey, J 

Aid. Gardner moved that the engrossed order to 
pay Joseph Hogan .$2,500 be taken from the table. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Gardner moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was passed 
by ayes and noes, as follows : 

-4?/es— -Coey, McGennis, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, 
Powell, Holden, Bond, Sweet, Heath, Gard- 
ner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaft'ner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. Pres- 
ident— 33. 

Noes — Otis, Thompson — 2. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be, and he is 
hereby, authorized and directed to pay to Joseph 
Hogan the sum of two thousand five hundred dol- 
lars (?2,500), and charge the same to the City Hall 
fund. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Gill presented a reso- 
lution relative to salaries of certain city ofiicers, and 
moA'ed its adoption. 

The motion preA^ailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted. 

WThereas, The Legislature of this State did, by 
special act. in 1869, fix the salaries of a majority of 
the city officers, taking from the Common Council 
the power to reduce beloAV a certain sum said salar- 
ies; and 

Whereas, Many of said salaries ai-e higher than 
the present state of the city finances will warrant 
paying; and 

AVhereas, The Mayor has recommended a reduc- 
tion of salaries of all employes of the city, and be- 
lieving that the legislative authority of this city, 
should have power to fix all salaries of its city offi- 
cers; therefore, 

Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel be in- 
structed to draft a bill repealing the act of 1869, fix- 
ing the salaries of certain city ofiicers, and forAvard 
the same to the Oook county delegates in the Gen- 
eral Assembly, and they (the Cook county dele- 
gates), are hereby requested to urge the passage of 
the same. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Baily presented a 
resolution directing the Committee on Judiciary to 
prepare an ordinance providing some i)lan by wliich 
damages caused by laying railroad tracks in front 
of private property may be settled before sucli 
tracks are laid, which was 

Referred to the Committee on J udiciary. 

Aid. Buehler presented a petition for Avaler pipe 
on Samuel street, which was 
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By unanimous consent, Aid. Carney presented a 
resolution relative to certain sidewalks in the North 
Division, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets in North 
Division. 

By unanimous consent Aid. McGrath presented a 
resolution relative to the total cost for cleaning 
streets each year, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That ihe Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, requested to report to this Council, 
at its next regular meeting, what the total cost of 
cleaning the streets will be each year, at the price 
agreed to be paid to the contractor to whom said 
work has been let. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Woodman presented 
a resolution in relation to constructing a sidewalk 
oil North Clark street, and moved its adoption. 



The motion prevailed. 
The following is the resolution adopted : 
Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby directed to cause to be constructed 
as soon as possible a plank sidewalk six feet wide 
on the east side of North Clark street 
from Kenzie street to Chicago avenue, and 
pay for the same out of any money in the cit^ 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Petition of Warren Bros, for lease of engine-house 
on West Jackson street was 
Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

ADJOURNMENT. 
Aid. Gardner moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed, and 
The Council stood adjourned. 

C, T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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COMMON COUNCIL. 



• K/EOTJLJ^IR/ IVCEETIITO. 



B'EBK.XJA.K.Y Sethi, IS'TJ^. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present— Mds Otis, Goey, McGenniss, Thompson, 
Da^rtry, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Cullerton, Bailey, 
€loAvry, Bateham, Powell, HoMen, Boni, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Cleveland, 
Buehler, McGarth, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, 
Leiigacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden,Busse, 
Wooflm in, Mr. President. 

jibsent— Aids. Knickerhocker, Bowen, DiSon, 
Hiokey, Gill. 

MINUTES. 
.Aid. Buphler moved that the minutes of the 
.regular meeting held Feb. 19, 1872, be approved 
.i^ithout being read. 

The motion prevailea. 

VETO MESSAGE. 

The Clerk presented the following comrDunication 
from Ills Honor, the Mayor : • 

Mayor's Offick, ) 
Chicago, Feb. 26, 1872. 5 
To the Tlonorable Board f>f Aldermen of the city of 

Chicigo, in Common Council assembled : 

Gentlemen: I return herewith, without my ap- 
proval, an ordinance for curbing, gradirg, and pav- 
ing West Indiata street, from Noble to North Pau- 
lina. In the present unsettled condition of the law, 
as to special a-^sessments under the Chicago char- 
ter, I am unwilling to give my sanction to an ordi- 
nance under the operat'on of which an additional 
burden of $25,745 may be placed upon the t ow over- 
burdened city treasury. I am satisiied that, in the 
light of recent decisions of the Supreme Court, it is 
impossible to be certain that any assessment made 
under our present charter will stand the test of the 
courts. Every Legislature that ha<! been in session for 
a period of about ten years rast has tried its hand at 
amending our charter in this respect. In 1861 we 
had the " front foot" basis ; in 1863, the 
basis was that each piece of prop- 
er y should pay the actual cost of the work 
done in front of it; in 1865, the charter was so 
ermended that the cost of improving a street was di- 
rected to be assessed by the Commissioners of the 
Board of Public Works up6n the real estate by them 
deemed benefited by such improvement in propor- 
tion as nearly as may be to the benefit resulting 
thereto. Other amendments have been subsequent- 
ly mide to the charter, chai gingor modifying the 
previous ones. And now the Supreme Court in- 
tervenes with decisions reversing all its former de- 
eisiious ixx regard to special assessments 



and leaves the matter In tmeh 
shape that the city government can no longer col- 
lect a .•special assessment if the owners of the prop- 
erty benefited refuse to pay. The Corporation 
Counsel gives it as his opiijion that these U'te de- 
cisio; 8 of the Supreme Court have so unsettled the 
law of asses-mei is as to render it impossible for the 
c'ty to continue its improvements under the present 
charter, unless it is intended that the cost hereafter 
of all street openirgs, widenings, or improvements 
shall be paid by general taxation. The court has so 
construed the law that there si cms to he no possible 
wayol making special assessments to pay the cost 
of an improvement thatmay i.ot be defeated by any 
interested party who resists payment. 

The ordinance which you have submitted for my 
approval does not contemplate paying more than 
$3,637.66 of the expense out of the general fund, 
and proposes to charge the remainder of the cost of 
the improvement, viz : $22,108.04, against the 
real estate specially benefited. But as it is, for 
the cause I have named impracticab'c to collect'this 
sura from the property specially benefited, and the 
whole cos may fad on the general fund, 1 am con« 
strained to withhold my approval of the said ordi- 
nance, not believing you intended (o throw on the 
city at large the whole cost 

of the proposed local improvrraent. The General 
Assembly now in se-sion at Springfield have this 
question of special assessments for street openings 
and improvements before them in the form of bills, 
and I think it would be advantageous to await their 
action in the premises be'bre ordaining any more 
streets to be opened or improved (unless it be at the 
cost of the general fund), in the existing uncertain 
and chaotic condition of the law, as it is walking in 
the dark. Joseph Medill, Mayor. 

Aid. Holden moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance for curbing, tilling a d pvving 
West Indiana street, from Noble street to Paulina 
street, was pns ed. 

The motion prevailed. 

AM. Holden moved that the veto of His Honor, 
the Mayor, to^'Cther with the ordinance, be referred 
to the Comm ttt e on Judiciary. 

The motion prevaiied. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Petition of W. A. Hendrie to bepiid for chro- 
nometer used in the office of the Fire Alarm Tele- 
graph, and destroyed by the fire, was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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Petition of John ScWffier for a ft-ee pedler's 
liccneo. wa8 
Granted. 

Petition of Mrs. E. A.Thompson for a free intelli- 
gence office license was 
Granted. 

Petition of citizens for lamp-posts on Coolidge 
street, between Loomis and Ashland avenue, was 

Ueferred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Aid. Stout presented a communication covering a 
resolution for the construction of a sidewalk on the 
north side of Webster avenue, from llurlbut street 
to Clark street, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution adopted : 

R solved, That the poard of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, requested to build a sidewalk on 
the north side of Webster avenue, from Hurlbut 
street to North Clark street. 

Petition of Chester Ayer for a free pedler's li- 
cense, Was 
Granted. 

Petition of George Naegel for a free pedler's li- 
cense for one year was. 
Granted. 

Petition ot J. Witti to be appointed chimney 
swetp, was 
lltferred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

Petition of Moritz Frankenstein for a free ped- 
Icr's 11 1- en PC was. 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Simon Meisenbach for a free pedler's 
license was 
^ Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

. Petition of Louis Jacobs for a free pedler's license 
was 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of M. S. Aaronson for a free pedler's li- 
eense was 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Chas. Harris for a free pedler's li- 
cense was 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Aid, Schaffner presented a resolution for a tem- 
porary sidewalk on Clark street, from Chicago ave- 
nue to Noi th avenue, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is Ihertsolution as adopted: 

Hesoh^ed, That the Board of Public Works be di- 
rected to build a temporary six-loot sidewalk on the 
wost si'ie of North Clark street, from Chicago avenue 
to North avenue. 

Remonstrance of W. S. Samppon against passage 
of nn ordinance concerning the Chicago and La Salle 
Railroad Company, was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

A petition of citizens asking that sect'on four (4) 
of chapter forty-three (43) of Gary's Laws and Ordi- 
nunces, relative to width of sidewalk space, be 
am<nded, was 

Referred ' o the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

Aid. Otis presented a resolution in relation to 
widih of sidewalk space on streets 100 feet wide, 
and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution adopted : 

Jiesolved, That the B' ard of Public Worksbe and, 
they are hereby, instructed to report to this Council 
at its next regular meeting a general ordi- 
nance establishinjji: the width of sidewalks 



on all streets that are one hnndred ftet In widtli 
and over, at twenty feet, and area of six feet. 

Aid. Bu^se presented a resolution in relation to 
lamp posts, on Michigan avenue, from North Clark 
street to St. Clair street, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The followins is the resolution adopted : 

Jiesolved, That the Board of Public Works be, 
and they are hereby, instructed to erect as soon as 
practicable all lamp posts lately destroyed by the 
great fire on Michiscan street, from North Clarj^ 
street to St. Clair street. 

Aid. Ho'den presented a communication covering 
adraft of an ordinance in relation to obscene pubr 
lications, posters, etc., which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Otis presented a resolution relative to ro? 
building all sidewalks in the burnt district, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, instructed to notify all i)ropertyt» 
owners in the burntdistrict to rebuild the sidewalk* 
as soon as possible infrontof their property. 

Remonstrnnce of citizens against thepassage of an 
oniinance allowingthe La Salle and Chicago rail- 
road to lay track on Rebecca street was, on motion 
of Aid. Bond 

Laid on the table temporarily, to be taken np 
in connection with the ordinance referred to. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners pre- 
sented a communication asking that fire engine 
houses destroyed by fire be rebuilt, and recommend- 
ing the purcha(=e of Babcockflre extinguishers for 
certain loca'ities. 

Aid. Holden moved that the report be referred to 
the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows : 

jiyes—OUs, TTolden, Witbeck— 3. 

Noes— Ctwy, McOcnniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
fc' milz, CnHerton, Bailey, Clowi->-, Ba*eham, 
Sweet, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Cleveland, 
Buehler, McOrath, Schmidt, Stout, Sfhnffner, Len- 
gacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, 
Woodman— 27. 

. Aid. Da'/sry moved that the report be referred to 
the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Public "Works presented a report and 
ordinance for vacation of part of al ey in north part 
of V. C. Turner's sabdivisioii of lot 4, in s >^ of s e 
a, sec. 12, 39, 13, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for the vacation of alley in 
rear of lots 178 to 185 inclusive, in subdivis'on of n 
part of west >^ of n e j^ , Src. 28, 39, 14, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, South 
Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for filling the alley from 
Noble street to the west line of block 19, section 5, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Ga*-Lieht8 on the com- 
munication from the Bo ird of Public Works in re- 
lation to the Miner patent street lamp, laid over and 
published, Jan. 22. 1872, pending at the adjourn- 
ment of the Council, Feb. 5, 1872. 

Aid. Ilolden moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 

Aid. Schaff er moved that the report be laid over 
temporarily, and on his motion demanded the ayes 
and noes. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes. 9* fol» 
lows : 



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107 



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JlyM—Dnggy, Tracy, Cnllerton, Bailey, Powell, 
Sweet, Biieh cr, McGiath, Schmidt, Slout,Scbaflner, 
McCaffrpy, Canu-y, Bussc. Wooclrnan— ir>. 

J\'o««— Otis, Coey, McOeiinisp, Thompson, Stone, 
Schmitz, dowry, ij.iteh;im, lloldeii, Bond, Witbeck, 
Heath, Ga diier, Sherwood, Cleveland, Leugachcr, 
Clarke, Ogden, Mr. Prcsi-dent — 19. 

The question recurring on the motion of Aid. 
Ho den to coacnr in the report and pass the order, 
All. Schattner demanded thu ayes and roes, and the 
report vas concurred in and the order passed by 
the following vote : 

j4ycs— Otis, Coey, McGenni?s, Thompson, Daggy, 
Schm.tz, Clowry, Bateham, llohlen. Bond, Wit- 
beck, lleuth, Gardner, Sh rwood, Cleveland, 
Lengacher, Ogden, Mr. President— 18. 

A'oes— Stone, Tracy, Cullcrton, Bailey, Powell, 
Sweet, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaff- 
ner, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Basse, Wood- 
inau-16. 

The following is the order passed : 

Ordered, That the order of the Common Council 
of Aug. 7th, 1871, concerning the use of the "Miner 
street lamp," be, and the same is hereby, re- 
scinded. 

Report of the City CoraptroPer of persons who 
refuse to pay their rent <br school lands, laid over 
andputUfrhed i-eb. 6, 1872. 

Aid. Holden moved to refer the report to the Com- 
mittee on Schools. 

ihe motion prevailed. 

Beport of the Committee on County Relations oti 
the communication of the Mayor and Board of 
County Commissioners, with a vi^^w of irocuring a 
Bite for a jai 1 and Criminal Court, laid over and pub- 
liuhed Feb. 5, 1872. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report and 
adc pt the resolutions. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, 
Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Bateham, Holden, Boiia, 
Witbeck, Sherwood, Cleveland, Buehler, Schmidt, 
Leng.acher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, 
Busse, Mr. President— 23. 

JVocs— Bailey, Clowry, Powell, Heath, Gardner. 
Schaffner— 6. 

The following are the preamble and resolutions as 
adop'ed : 

W HEREAS, It is absolutely necessaiy that a jail and 
Criminal Court room should be constructed, and the 
subject matter thereof having been reierred to the 
Committtre on City Relations of the Board ot Cook 
CouityCommiss. oners and the ( ommittee on Coun- 
ty Relations of the city of Chicago, and the subject 
matter be ng under consideration betore said com- 
xuiti<^e in joint session ; therefore, 

Jitsohtd, That it is the tense of said Joint Com- 
mittee that such a building should be constructed at 
the earliest practicable time, sufficient for the pres- 
ent and future wants of the coutityof Cook. 

Mesolved, That the county of Cook is not the 
owner of a piece of ground in the city of Chicago 
suitable for such a purpose, and the city of Chicago 
being the owner of the lot of ground known as the 
North Market IJ all lot, which is believed'to be a 
suitable and proper location for such a building and 
offices incidental thereto, the said joint committee 
would therefore recommend that said building be 
constructed on said lot. 

Resolved, That, i or the purpose of fully carrying 
out the foregoing, said committee would recommend 
that the city of Chicago give the use of said lot to the 
county of Cook lor said purpose, upon condition 
that said building shall be so used, and that the city 
shall at all times have the right, by application to 
the proper court, to enforce the observance of this 
condition, and the said county in consideration 
thereof shall construct at its expense, within a rea- 
sonable time, said building to 6e used for the pur- 
pose aforesad: 

Provided, That nothing herein contained shall 
be so construed as to admit any liab lity of the city 
«f Chicago for any portion of the expense of the 
Crimimil « curt of Coak eounty. 

Mutihui^p ThDktsaid committee will recommend 



the adoption of the foregoing by the tespectire 
boards. 

Report of Committee on Finance on resolution 
calling for a report ot the amount in the city treas- 
ury and the amount expended for sundrv purposes, 
laid over and published Feb. 19lh, 1872. 

Aid. Otis moved that the report be placed on file. 
- The motion prevailed. 

Report of the City romptroller of balances in the 
City Treasury quarterly Jrom Dec. 1st, 1869, to 
December let, 1871: lad o\er and published Feb. 
12th, 1872. 

Aid. Holden moved that the communi'-aHon bo 
refe red to the Committee on Fii aice with instruc- 
tion to examine the repoitand ascertain if the orig- 
inal proposition to pay 4X per cent, per annunn on 
all the balances in the Trensiiry ibr the past two 
years to the city, has been complied wim, 
and also to negotiate with D. A. Gige, 
City Treasurer, pertaining to the amount of 
intere tto be paid into the City Trersury as interest 
on theballancesin the treasury lor the years 1871, 
1872 and 1873, and report facts to the Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Finance authorizing 
the payment of $400 to Dr. A.J. Baxter for pro- 
fessional services, laid over and published Feb. 19* 
1872. 

Aid Otis moved to concur in the report and waive 
the engrossment of the order. 

The engrossment was waived by the following 
vote : 

Ayes— Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, 
Stone, Tracy, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, 
Powell, Holden, Bond, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, 
Sherwood, Cleveland, Buehler, M'Grath, Schmidt, 
Stout, Schaft'ner, Leneacher, McCaffrey, Carney^ 
Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 32. 

.AVs— None. 

Aid. Otis moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes — Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggyj 
Stone, Tracy, Cullerton, Bailey, Clnwiy, Bateham, 
Powell, Bond, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, 
Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaff- 
ner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, 
Busse, Woodman, Mr. President — 31. 

iVbes— Ho den— 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be, anheisbereby, 
authorized and directed to piy out of any money 
not otherwise appropriated the sum of four hun- 
dred dollars to A. J. Baxter, on his bill for services 
rendered John Mahr, policeman, and John Hoff- 
man, provided that he receipts saia bill in full. 

Report of Committee on Finance on the official 
bond of John F. Brown, laid over and published 
Feb. 19, 1872, was, on motion of Aid. McGrath. 

Placed on file. 

Report of Committee on Finance on petition of 
N. Ratty for compensation for injur'es to his horse, 
laid over and putjlished Feb. 19, 1872. 

Aid. McCaflrey moved thnt the report be recom- 
mitted. 

The motion was lost. 

A Id. Bond moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report on Committee on Finance on petition of 
Elizabeth Deerirg for compensation for loss of her 
husband, laid over and published Feb. 19, 1872. 

Aid. Tracy moved that the report be recommit- 
ted to the committee with power to act. 

Aid. Clarke moved to refi r the report to the taw 
Department, with inst.uctions to report the liability 
of the city in the matter. 

The motion ot Aid. Clarke was lost by ayes and 
noes as follows: 

vl yes— Bond, Buehler, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, 
Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney — 8. 

iVeej— Otis, Coey, McGennies, Thompson, J>&S;gy, ' 



t»<*.te,31 



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Stone, Tracy, Cullerton, Bailey, Clotrry, Bateham , 
Powell, Iloldcn, Witbeck, Heath, Oarnduer, Sher- 
'Wood, Cleveland, Ogdeii, Basse— 20. 

The questiou theu recurring on the motion of Aid. 
Tracy, it was 

Carried. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Sherwood presented 
A remonstrance of citizens ag.iinst allowing the C.,C. 
& I. C. R. K. to lay tr.ick on streets proposed in the 
ordinance now before the Counpil, which was or- 
dered JO be 

Laid over and published. 

The following is the remonstra'-CP : 
To. the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago in Common Council Assembled : 

The under-igiied, a committee appointid at a 
meeting o propeity-owners a .d citizens of Cliicaso, 
jre^pictiully represent to your honorable body that 
an ordinance now pending, cntit'ed an ordinance 
concerning the Columbus, Chicago, and Indiana 
Central ra Iway, as reported from the Coram ttee on 
Streets and Alleys ot the West Division, ought not in 
their judgment to pa'S your honorable body, for the 
following, among other reasons : 

let. As we are informed, said ordinance has not 
been considered or d'.scassed by said committee at 
any meeting, and p uties opposed to it have had no 
opportunity to be heard. Some of the Aldermen 
■Who signed the report have done so on solicitation 
-of others without approving its provisions, or really 
know. ng their full extent. 

2-1. The nominal applicant, the Columbus, Ch'ca- 
go & Ir.d ana Central Railway Company, has only a 
technical existence ; its franch ses belong by per- 
petual lea e to the Pennsylvania Central Company, 
and the said Pennsylvania company have, alrca.iy, 
the right of "way with double track 
and ample and perfect privileges, which have been 
used for years by the Pittsbuig, Fort Wayne and 
Chicago Ra lroa<l Company, who have trausferred 
their rights therein to them. 

It is understood that the Danville and Vincennes 
Railroad Compiny, or controlle 1 and managed by 
the said Pennsylvania Central Company, and at all 
events have no track of t' eir own within eighty 
milesof Chicago, but for thi? distance run upon tne 
track of the C. 0. and Indiana Central Railroad Com- 

Sany. Th business of both these roids can be 
one upon the tracks already controlled and 
used by the said Pennsylvania Central 
Company; and if not, it would 
be much more rational and easy to unite with the 
Chicago and La Salle Railroad Company in entering 
from the southern part of the city. The Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railroad Company can enter with the 
Atlantic and Pacific Railroad, which has chosen the 
North Branch route, and appears to meet no opposi- 
tion, but on the contrary a large number of prop- 
erty-owners on the l:ne have petitioned your hon- 
orable body to pass the ordinance for its admis-ion, 
or said Milwaukee and St Paul Railroad Company 
can get admission upon Kinzie street upon fair 
terms. 

3d. The said Pennsylvania Central Company as 
assignees or lessees of the said Columbus, 
Chicago and Ind. Cent. R. R. Co., have theiiiht 
to use the tracks of the Chicago and Noith western 
Railway Co., under a reasonnhle lease, which can- 
not be terminated except upon two years' notice, 
and which sa d C. & N. W. R. R. Co., we a-e in- 
formed express their willingness to make perpetual, 
at a chirge of 7 per crnt. per annum on the 
value of the p' operty ussd, and afair division of 
the costs of maintenance. 

If the Penn. Central Co. should obtain con+rol 
of the C. & N. "W. Co., which it is re.isoned they 
are endeivoring to do, the tr-.cks nu- 
thoiized by this ordinan(C would he, if possible, 
still le^ i.ecessary, and would be used mostly 
for the storage of interminable trains of fre ght cars, 
to the great obsruction of our streets and highways, 
and the ii convenience of the public. 

4. The owners of the said C. C & T. C. R. R. Co. 
have had the benefit of an ordimuce giving the 
right or way on Kinzie street to said railroad cora- 
paujf tt&di^ciit* fouaer oaxua .of .the .Qreat Sastem 



Railway Company, passed Oct. 6th, 1866, which is 
sufficient for them, or, if not, could easily be ■ 
made so by amendment. That they. 
have not attempted to lay a track 
under it proes that ihey did not 
need it, being well ^accommodated without. It is 
therefore apparent th a there is no necessity for the , 
p issage of any ordinance for additional right of way 
to the C, C. & I. C. Railroad, or iis lessees. 

If any such ordinance were needed, the one under 
consideat on reported by the committee is most ilU 
advised, dangerous, ai.d distinctive to importtant- 
public and private interests, be -ides increasing 
greatly the r sk to hum in life, so ti\queutly de- 
s ro ed in our streets by i he pa- sage of i tains, un- 
der the criminal neg ect of the Common Council and ■ 
city authorities to duly protecithe people of Chicago. 

We affirm and maintain that rights and privileges 
granted in our streets when Chicago was a village 
are no excuse for a grant of the same rights and 
privileges when the city was increased a hundred- 
lold in population; and we insist that no new rail- 
road track should be laid in the city on a grade 
higher than the level of the lower grounds at the 
river, and that the old railro.id tracks should with- 
in a reasonable time be sunk to that level, or other- 
wise walled in and shut off, or, if that be impractic- 
able,the use of steam upon railways should be for- • 
bidden within certain limits and in places of the 
gre .test danger. 

This Old; nance is especially objectionable in the • 
following respects: 

1st. It widens the railroad strips on and near 
Rockwell street and on and near Kinzie street to 
an unneces-ary and very injur.ous extent, causing 
immense damage to the property north ot Kinzie - 
street and west of Rockwi 11 street. 

2d. It practically cuts off the V\ est Division from 
the enjoyment of our wes'ern parks, and bouevards, 
which are being improved by a general tax on West • 
Chicago of e ght thoasand dollars a > ear. 

3d.~Itwou'd injure greatly the business of Lake 
street west of Ashlaiid avenue, one of our most 
useful and promising streets. 

4th. The provision requiring viaducts is a delu- 
sion and a sham, being mere'y a direction to a 
rominal railway company, without any guaranty 
from its responsible a-signees and lessees, without 
any forfeiture or penally, not made a condition 
precedent like sime other provisions of the ordi- • 
nance, and in every respect is loose and easily 
evaded. 

5th. One of the most extraordinary provisionsin • 
this remarkable ordinance is the following in Sec. 
1: "And he rights and privileges hereby granted to 
said Co' umbus, Chicago and Indiana Central Ral- 
way Company to cross all intervening 
streets and alleys between the po nts 
abo^e design tted" Western avenue and Hasted 
srreet, "and between Malisoti and Kinzie streets 
subject, however, to the direction of the Board of 
Public Woks." 

The power is thus given to lay the tracks and carry 
thetiaiusof thePenu.Ccntr d R. K. Co., across all 
the main business and rejid.nce streets of the city, 
lying between W^estern avenue and Halsted street- 
and from Kinzie stieeton the rorth. West Mad. son 
street on the south, an extent of territory a mile and 
a half in length and half a mile in width, now im- 
proved in the most elegant and costly manner in 
many localities, and containing twenty thousand in- 
habiiants. 

6th. The ordinance fails to require the track to be 
sunken or to be laid so that they shall hereafter be 
sunken when that necessary alter.ition shall be 
made in the tracks of the Northwestern Railroad 
Company. 

While a large amount of property, some very val- 
uable and beautifully improved, ar.d some of it 
owned by po ^r men, is subjected to immense dam- 
ages, no provision is made for the assessment and 
payment of damriges, but the ownt rs are robbed of 
their substance, by being compell d to liiiga'e with 
a mamrnoth c 'rporation of capitalist^', backed by 
the best I. gal ta'cnt of the county, or to to ac- 
cept such a pittance as may hcoffcied to them. 

A great deal has been eaid about eon'uptioa in 



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our public 'bodies and their disregard of the inter- 
ests of their coustituents; but we have seen no 
evidence that the present Common Council is 
capable of passing such an ordinance as this, so 
uncalled for, so unjust and injurious to a people who 
have suffered greatly by the common calamity, and 
have a right to be protected by their representa- 
tives. We therefore prny your honorable body 
that the said ordinance miy be re- 
ferred to a proper committee who 
will give those opposed to it a fair hearing,aud that, 
when their report is made, such action may be 
taken as may be required to guard the public and 
private interests of the people of Chicago, and 
those affected directly by the same, 

A public meeting, and if it be the wish of such 
meeti g a committee will be appointed to confer 
with your honorable body and its committee on the 
Subject. 

Bespectfully submitted; 



S. S. Hates. 
Chas. Henrotin, 
W. D. Kekfoot, 
T. E. Courtney, 
John H. Carpenter, 

Committee. 
Chicago, Feb. 26, 1872. 

ADJOURNMENT. 
Aid. Buehler moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

Aid. McGenniss demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the fo lowing vote: 

^yes— Aids. Coey, Thompson, Tracy, CuUerton, 
Bailey, Clowry. Bateham, Powell, Holden,Wiibeck, 
Cleveland, Buehler, Schmidt, Lengacher, McCaffrey 
— lf>. 

iVloes— Aids, Otis, McGennissa, Daggy, Stone, Bond, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, McGrath, Stout, Schaff- 
uer, Ogden, Bus-e, Mr. President— 14. 
And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HoiCHJUSS, City Clerk. 



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SI^EGIJ^L IMZEETIl^O 



FEBiaXJ Altir SOtli, IST'S 



I 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present — Aids. Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson. 
Stone, Schraitz, Tracy. Cu'llerton, Bailey, Bateham, 
Holden, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Buehier, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, SchafiVier, Lengocher, 
McCaftVey, Carney, Clarke, Ogdon, Basse. 

Absenf — Aids. Knickerbocker. Bowen, Dixon, 
Daggy,Hickey, Clowry, Poweli, Bond, Sweet, Wit- 
becK, Cleveland, Woodman and Mr. Presideut. 

The presiding officer being absent. Aid. Coey 
moved that Aid. Holden take the chair. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk read the following call for the meet- 
ing: 
C.T. noTCHKiss, City Clerk : 

You will please calla special meeting of the Com- 
mon Council for Thursday, February 29th, 
1872, at 7:30 p. m., to receive the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Division, oa the 
vacation of Quincy street', and take action on the 
same ; also other committee reports. 

0. C. P. Holden, 
J. W. McQENsisa, 
H. M. Thompson, 
J. E. Otis. 
Chicago, February 26, 1872. 

Aid, McGenniss, of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, South Division, to whom was referred the 
petition of property, owners fronting on Quincy 
street, praying that that part of said street lying be- 
tween Dearborn street and Clark street be vacated, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the whole subject mat- 
ter be referred to the Board of Public Worke, with 
instructions to reportan ordinance for the' vacation 
of Quincy street, between Clark street and Dearborn 
street, at the next regular meeting of this Council. 

Aid. Sherwood demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the fo;lowing vote : 

Ayes— O^is, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Bailey, Bateham, Holden, Heath, 
Gill, McGrath, Schaffner, Clarke, Ogden, Busse— 
17. 

iVocs— CuUerton, Gardner, Sherwood, ■ Buehier, 
Sclunidt, Stout, L engacher, McOaifrey, Carney— 9. 



POLICE. 
Aid. ShaflFner of the Committee on Police to whom 

had been referred a communication from his Honor 
the Mayor nominating John C. McGrath, Edwin D. 
Hackett and Henry Smith as Pound Keepers, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the appoint- 
ments be confirmed. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to concur in the report and 
confirm the appointments. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNBIENT. 

Aid. Bailey moved that the Council do now ad- 
journed. 

The motion prevailed, and 

The Council stood adjourn. 

0, T. HoTCHKiss, City Clerk. 



The ordinance establishing grades on Michigan 
avenue and Kiver street, as published on page 100, con- 
tains several typographical errors. It should read as 
follows : 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City c/ 

Chicago. 

Section 1. That the grade of the east curb line of 
Michigan avenue at the north curb line of Randolph 
street, and at the north curb line of South Water street 
shall be fixed at fourteen and four tenths (14 4-10) feet. 

Sec. 'I. That the grade of Michigan avenue, on the 
efist curb line thereof at River street, shall be fixed at 
sixteen (16) feet, and on the west curb line thereof at 
River street, seventeen (17) feet, and at one hundred 
and seventy-six (176) feet south of River street at fifteen 
(15) feet. 

Sec. 3. The grade of River street, at the intersection 
of Wabash avenue, and on the nortlieast line produced 
of lot six (6) in block two (2), Fort Dearborn addition, 
shall be fifteen (15) feet ; and at the angle of said River 
street, opposite Rush street bridge, eighteen (18) feet. 

Sec. 4. The above heights, as fixed, are intended to be 
measured from the plane of low water of 1847, fixed by 
the Commissioners of the Illinois and Michigan Canal, 
and adopted by the late Sewerage Commissionei-s and 
the Board of Public AVorks as the base or datum for tho 
city levels. 

Sec. 5. All ordinances conflicting with the above aro 
hereby repealed. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present— Aids Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, 
Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, 
dowry, Bateham, Powell, Holderi; Sweet. Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Shei-wood, Gill, Cleveland, Bucbler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
McCaft'rey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Basse, Woodman, 
Mr. President. 

^6se«f— Aid. Knickerbocker, Bowen, Dixon, Coey, 
and Bond. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Clarke moved that the minutes of the regu- 
lar meeting held Feb. 26 and the special meeting 
held Feb. 29, l«72, be approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed . 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from his Honor the Mayor: 

Mayor's Office, Chicago, March 4, 1872. 
To the Hoi orable Board of Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Common Council Assembled : 

Gentlemen — I herewith transmit to your honora- 
ble body the memorial of the officers of an organi- 
zation known as " The First Regiment Chicago Vol- 
unteers." claiming compensation from the city for 
12 days' alleged service periormed in the preserva- 
tion of the peace and protection of property, subse- 
quent to the fire of Oct. 8 and 9, 1871. 

I also transmit the muster-rolls of said orgatiiza- 
tion, and recommend that your body have these 
documents referred to the Judiciary Committee, or 
some other appropriate committ e, to ascertain and 
report upon the legality of the said claim against 
the city. ■ Joseph Medill, Mayor. 

Aid. Hold en moved that the communication from 
his Honor the Mayor, together with the accompany- 
ing documents, be referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following abstract of 
votes cast at a special election for Alderman in the 
Eleventh Ward : 

ABSTRACT OF VOTES FOR ALDERMAN 
given in the city of Chicago, county of Cook, and 
Stateof Illinois, at a special election held in the 
Eleventh Ward, in said city, on Tuesday, the 
twenty-seventh day of February, one thousand 
eight hundred and feventy-two (A. D. 1872) : 

TimoMiy T. Verdier received , 257 votes 

Robert H. IJarcourt received..... 221 votes 

Enos W. Smith received 94 votes 



Pliny Hayward received 10.5 vote^; 

Fred A. Wichelman received 7 votes 

C. D. Fittz received 71 votes 

We the under-igned constituting the Board of Can- 
vassers of tlie city and coui ty above named, do 
hereby certify that the above is a true abstract of 
the vote ca-t for the persons above set forth for said 
oflice of Alderman, as appears from the poll books 
of an e'ection held in the diiferent election precincts 
of said Ward, on Tuesday, the twenty-seventh day 
of February, A. D. 1872. 

In testimony whereof, we have hereunto set our 
ha ds and affixed our seals and the seal of the Coun- 
ty Court of Cook countv, this first day of March, A. 
D.,1872. G.'W. Wheeler, [seal.] 

Clerk pro tern, of the County Court of Cook County. 
C. T. HoTCHKiss. [seal.] 
City Clerk of the City of Chicago. 
A. D. Sturtevant, [8EAL.[ 

Justice of the Peace. 
John Van't Woud, [seal.] 

Justice of the Peace. 
Aid. Sweet moved that Timothy T. Verdier be 
declared duly elected Alderman of the Eleventh 
Ward, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation 
of Herrman 0. Glade. 
The mo'ion prevailed. 

The Clerk then administered the oath prescribed 
by the city charter, and Aid. Verdier took his seat. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Petition of Thomas O'Brien for a free pedlers' 
license, was 
Granted. 

Petition of William Crowden for a free pedlers' 
license, was 
Granted. 

Petition of property-owners for the passage of an 
ordinance for opening alley in block 27, Johnston, 
Roberts & Storr's addition, was 

Referred to the Board ofPublic Works. 

Petition of propertj'-owners for sewer in Seward 
street, from Canalport avenue to Lumber street, 
was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of Charnley Bros. & Co. for permission to 
lay side t'-;)ck to connect with their lumberyard on 
the west side ol' Colo'iiie street, was 

Referied to the ('oramittee on Railroads. 



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Petitions Of citizens loi- rebuilding and repair of 
sidewalk on Canal street between Randolph and 
Kinzie streets, v/as 

Referred to the Boaj-d of Public Works. 

Petition of property owners for water pipes in 
Twenty-eighth street between Stewart avenue and 
Wallace street, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

The Clerk preseTited the oflQ.cial bond of Henry 
Smith as Pound Keeper, West Division. 
Aid. Buehler moved that the bond be approved. 
The motion prevailed. 

Petition of Dr. Guerin for compensation for pro- 
fessional services rendered to Andrew Deering, 
policeman, was 

Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Schaffner presented a resolution for sidewalk 
on North VV^ells street, from Division to North avenue, 
and moved its adoption. 

The motion previa! led. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, directed to build a six (6) foot 
sidewalkou the west side of North Wells street, from 
Division street to North avenue. Also on the west 
sides of Clybourne avenue and Sedgwick .street, from 
Division street to North avenue. 

Petition of James Lj'nch for compensation for in- 
juries received by being run over by a hose cart, 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented the araft of an ordinance to 
allow the Chicago and Canada Southern R. R. Co. 
and the Decatur and State Line R. R. to lay tracks on 
certain streets in South Division, was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

REPORTS OP CITY OFFICERS. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report in 
relation to the construction of sidewalks, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
Also, 

A report and ordinance providing for arching over 
an alley by the Union Brass Manufacturing Com- 
pany. 

Aid. Holden moved that the report be published 
and referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys 
of the North Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

Office of the Board of Public Works, \ 
Chicago, Feb. 29, 1872. $ 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled : 

In accordance with an order of your honorable 
body adopted at your last regular meeting, the 
Board of Public Works respectfully present here- 
with an ordinance giving authority to the Union 
Bra.ss Manufacturing Co. and to Crerar, Adams & 
Co. to arch over the ea'^t fortv feet of the alley run- 
ning east and west inblocK 9, Butler, Wright, &- 
Webster's addition to Chicago, a d to construct a 
portion of the building which they are proposing to 
erect above said archway. 

The Board desire to say that this ordinance does 
not meet with their approval for the following 
reasons : 

First, It tends to establish a dangerous precedent. 

Second, It grants private parties valuable rights 
to use city property without any compensation. 

Third, To a considerable extent building in this 
way cuts off the light and free circulation of air, 
and increases the fire risk. 

Fourth, It subjects the city to claims for damages 
for obstructing the public highways, without any 
redress. 

The Board have had numerous applications for 
privileges of the kind granted in this ordinance for 



the last few years, all of which have been rejected. 
Should the precedent once be established of allowing 
parties to baiid over the public alleys in the man- 
niT proposed, great abuses would follow. 

From the fact thai land in the central and business 
portions of the cty is very valuable, and large 
amounts of additional room could be obtained by 
arching over the public alleys, without 
compensa ion, the temptations would be 
so strong that numerous applications 
would undoubtedly be made for this privilege, and 
in a little time many of our public alleys in the 
business portion of the city would be covered on 
the frontaire. If this practice was establ shed par- 
ties owning inside lot-T would claim the same priv- 
ileges, and it seems to the bo:ird that the encr jach- 
menrs over and upon the pu>>lic property of the city 
should not be allowed. They prevent in a measure 
the free circulation of air, which, in a crowded city, 
is of gn^at value, and in case of fire the, open space 
and tire walls on each side are a barrier to its 
spread. 

"Arching over the alleys as proposed obstructs the 
light, and makes them favorite lurking places for 
thieves and lawless people, and for the commission 
of all sorts of nuisances by day and night. 

Not only the present owners of the adjacent pro- 
peity but the future owners, and the pubUc at 
large, have an interest in our alleys; and in the 
opinion of the Board the city would be liable for 
any damages which might he occasion el by their 
obstruction,a'd would be without recourse on any 
one for indemnity. 

The archway which is proposed to be made in 
this case is only (16) sixteen feet in height. In the 
opinion of the Bo ird, if it is to be constructed, it 
should be at least (21) twenty-one feet, and it is 80 
fixed in the ordinance herev/ith submitted. 

For the foregoing rea^^ons the ordinance is sub- 
mitted, but without the recommei dations of the 
Board. Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. Carter, 
J. K. Thompson, 
Board of Public Works. 
Also, 

A report and ordinance for the vacation of Quincy 
street, between Clark street and Dearborn street, to- 
gether with the asley in block 121. S. S. Add. 

Aid. Clarke moved that the report and ordinance 
be referred to the Committees on Streets and Alleys 
of the North, South and West Divisions, jointly. 

Aid. Otis moved that it be referred to the Commit- 
tee on Streets and Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Clarke demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion to refer to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D., prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Oatfgy, Stone, 
Schmilz, Tracy, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Holden, 
Verdier, Swee% Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Giil, 
Cleveland, McGrath, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Ogden, Woodman, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 26. 

iVoes— Hickey, Cullerton, Powell, Witbeck, 
Buehler, Schmidt, Stout, Clarke, Busse— 9. 
Also, 

A report and ordinance establishing width of elae- 
walks in all streets 100 feet and over in wid^h at 
twenty (20) feet, with an area of six (6) feet, which 
was 

Referi-ed to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

The Board of Police and Fire Commissionera pre- 
sented a communication in regard to the purchase 
of apparatus and wires in the place of that de- 
stroyed by fire, which was 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

By unanimous consent Aid. McGenniss presented 
aresolutionfor the Board of Public Works to pre- 
pare plans and specifications for a school building 
on Third avenu<^ near Harrison street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Bateham moved that the rules be suspended 



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for the purpose of taking up the report of the Com- 
mittte on Finance on the order giving the 
Mayor and (Jomp' roller authority to borrow 
$120,752.84 for re-building certain public buildings, 
etc. 
The motion prevailed Dy a unanimous vote. 
Aid. Clarke moved to waive the engrossment of the 
order. 
The motion prevailed by the following vote : 
Ayes — Oris, McQenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powt-ll, Verdier, Sweet, witbeck. Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Stout, Schaftber, Lengacher, McOatlrey, Carney, 
Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. President — 
33. 

JVoes— Holden. 

Aid. Bateham moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

^yes— Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Sc'miilz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Pow"ell, Verdier, fweet, Witbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. 
President— 33. 

iVbes—H olden — 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Whereas, By the great casualty of the 8th and 9th 
of October, 1871, in which a large part of the city 
was destroyed by fire, there arose a necessity for 
making certain improvements, to-wit, clean- 
ing debris from sewers, and locating man- 
holes, building temporary city hall, building and 
repairing sidewalks, replacing lamp-posts and 
street lamps, and repairing the same, building of 
and repairs to police court-rooms, the reconstruc- 
tion of engine-houses and police stations; therefore, 
in order to make provision for the expense, to wit, 
$120,752.84, necessary to be incurred in making 
said improvements. 

Be it Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptrollerbe, 
and are hereby, authorized to borrow said sum of 
$120,752.84 for the purposes aforesaid, for a space of 
time, to-wit, the close of the next municipal year, 
which sum and the interest shall be added to the 
amount authorized to be raised in the next general 
tax levy, and embraced therein. 

SPECIAL ORDERS. 

The presiding officer directed that the special or- 
der, being the ordinance authorizing the La Salle 
and Chicago Railroad Company to lay track on and 
across certain streets, be now taken up. 

Aid. Bateham moved to amend the ordinance by 
striking out all after the words " to Harrison street" 
in the 12th line of section 1, and insert in lieu there- 
of the following : "Thence north across Harrison 
street on the east side of the track of the Pitts- 
burg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad company, 
on any property they, the said Chicago 
and LaSalle Company, may acquire by 
purchase, condemnation or otherwise, to the south 
line ofW. Adams street." 

Aid. Stout presented a remonstrance from theC. 
& N. W. R. R. Co. againpt the passage of the ordi- 
nance. 

Aid. Clowry presented a remonstrance against the 
passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Gill moved that the whole pubject be refen*ed 
back to the Committee on Railroads. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as fol- 
lows: 

Jj/es— Schmitz, Tracy, Hickpy, Cullerton, Clowry, 
Powell, Verdier, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner. Sher- 
wood, Cleveland, Buehhr, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, 
Lengacher, McCaflVey— 18. 

Noes — Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Bailey, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, G 11, Schaffuer, 
Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse. Woodman, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 17. 

Aid. Holden moved that the committee be in- 
structed to make their report on next Monday even- 
ing, and that the consideration of the report be 
made the special order for 8 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 



Ayes — Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bateham, Powell, Holden, 
Verdier, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sher- 
wood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Stout, Schaffuer, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, 
Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. President — 
32,. 

iVoes—Schmitz, Bailey, Clowry— 3. 

Aid. Gill moved to take up the ordinance giving 
the Columbus, Chicago, and Indiana Central Rail- 
road Compauy the rlsht to lay a track on certain 
streets. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Witbeck presented a remonstrance from a 
committee appointed at a meeting of citizenB against 
the passage of the ordinance, and containing certain 
amendments thereto. 

Aid. Gardner presented the following amendments 
to the ordinance : 

First — By inserting immediately after the words 
" Kinzie street," where they first occur in said sec- 
tion, the lollowing : 

" Hence, from the northern terminus of said Rock- 
well street, parallel with thetrackof theChicago and 
Northwestern Railway Companj^, as now laid, to a 
point where the same will inteVeect Kinzie street, 
but at no greater distance from the track of said 
Northwestern Railway Company is hereby author- 
ized at said Rockwell street." 

Second— Amend section 1 as follows: 

Immediately after the words "to cross all inter- 
vening streets and alleys between the points above 
designated," strike out the following words, " and 
between Madison and Kinzie street." 

To amend section 3 by striking out all of said 
section after the word " Halsted," and insert the 
following : 

♦' Sangamon, Lake and Madison streets, withia 
one year from the passage of this ordinance, and 
shall annually thereafter erect two viaducts in each 
year over its said tracks, and the Board of Public 
Works shall, in each year, on or before the first day 
of January, designate the streets over which suck 
viaducts shall be constructed, the same to be built 
in such manner as the said Board of Public Works 
shall direct." 

Aid. Stout presented a remonstrance from the C. 
& N. W. R. K. Co. against the passage of the or 
dinance. 

Aid. Sherwood presented the following amend- 
ment to the ordinance : 

That the word '' half" be inserted in place of the 
word "side" between the words "and" and "of" 
in 15\)h line, and between the word "street" and the 
word "ana" in tbe same line, the words "occupying 
but 30 feet thereof." 

Add to section 1 : "Provided that said railway 
company shall be required to sink its tracks along 
Rockwtr-11 street below the surface at least four feet, 
whenever there is no impediment in the way of 
such depression." 

Aid. McGrath moved that the whole subject mat- 
ter be relerred back to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, West Division, with instructions to report 
next Monday evening, and that their report be made 
the special order for 8:30 p. m. 
The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 
Ayes — McGetiniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, tlickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Powell, 
Witbeck, Heath, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Stout, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Busse— 20. 

Noes— Ot\», Tracy, Bateham, Holden, Verdier, 
Sweet, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, 
Schaflher, Clarke, Ogden, Woodman, Mr. President 
—15. 

The presiding officer appointed Aid. Verdier as a 
member of the Committees on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D.jWharfiins:, Privi eges. Licenses, and Markets, 
in place of H.O. Glade. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Clarke moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^yes— Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Schmitz, 



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Hickey, CuUerton, Bateman,Verdier, Sweet, Whit- ! ell, Ho'deii, Hea^h, McCaffrey, Ogden, Busse, Wood- 
beck. Shei-wood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McQrath, man, Mr. President— 13. 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffuer, Lengacher, Carney, I And the Council stood adjourned 
Clarke— 21. | C. T. Hotchkis^, 
JV^oe?— Daggy, Stone, Tracy, Bailey, Clowry, Pow- | City Clerk. 



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COMMON COUNCIL. 



I^EOTJL^K. IVIIEETIliTa-. 



IM^K-OH lltli, IST'Sr, 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Preset*— Aids. Knickerbocker. Otis, Coey, Thomp- 
son, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Culler- 
ton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Holden. Ver- 
dier. Sweet, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleve- 
land, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaifner, 
Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, 
Woodman, Mr. President. 

Absent— Aids. Bowen, Dixon, McGenniss, Bond 
and Witheck. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Carney moved that the minutes of the regu- 
lar meeting held March 4, 1872, be approved with- 
out being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Thompson pi-eseuted 
the report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, on the ordinance providing for the 
vacation of Quincy street, &c., which was ordered 
to be 

Laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, of the 
South Division, to whom was referred an ordinance 
submitted by the Board of Public Works for the va- 
cation of Quincy street from the east line of Clark 
street to the west line of Dearborn street, and for 
the vacation of the alley running north and south 
through block 121,school section additi on toChicago, 
having had the same under consideration, respect- 
fully report that a contract has been entered into 
between the United States government and the own- 
ers of block 121 in the school section addition to 
Chicago whereby the said government has 
agreed . to purchase the said block, and has 
appropriated the sum of $4,000,000 for the purchase 
of ground and the location, construction, and main- 
taining of a government building thereon. And 
your committee would further report that in their 
opinion the location, construction and maintenance 
of such a building upon said block would be of 
great public benefit to the city of Chicago, and 
would rer'ommend the passing of an ordinance to 
take effect when the purchase of said block nhall 
be fully completed and the title to the same shall 
have been fully vested in the government of the 
United States. 

Harvey M. Thompson, 
Arthur Dixon, 



William Tract, 
Pt. B. Stone. 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 
ORDINANCE. 
Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the city of 
Chicago. 

Section 1. That so much of Quincy street in the 
city of Chicago as lies between the east line of Clark 
street and the west line of Dearborn street be, and 
the same is hereby, vacated and closed, together 
with the alley running north and south in block 121 
school section addition to Chicago, as shown in the 
dri»wing hereto annexed, which is also hereby de- 
clared vacated and closed : Provided, however, that 
this ordinance shall not take effect until the negotia- 
tions now pending for the purchase of said block 121 
by the United States government shall be fully com- 
pleted and the title fully vested in said government. 

The Clerk presented an invitation from John El- 
wood Tansey, Grand Marshal, requesting the Com- 
mon Council to be present at the grand review at 
St. Ignatius' College, at 12 o'clock on Monday, March 
18, 1872. 

Aid. Carney moved that the invitation be ac- 
cepted. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 

Petition of George Legare and others, asking per- 
mission to lay a side track to connect with the Chi- 
cago, Alton and St. Louis main railroad track, was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Petition of F. L.Deryfor a free pedler's license 
was, on motion of Aid. Stone, granted. 

Petition of Cornelius Cronan for a free pedler's 
license. 

Aid. Gill moved that the petition be refer- 
red to the Corporation Counsel for his opinion as 
to the right of the Council to grant free licenses. 

Aid. Tracy demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, Thompson, 
Daggy, Bateham, Holden, Sweet, Sherwood, Gill, 
Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
Ogden_17. 

iVoes— Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Cullerton, Bailey, 
Clowry, Powell, Verdier, Schmidt, Stout, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Busse, Woodman, Mr. President— 15. 

Remonstrance of property-owners residing on the 
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road Company, against the proposed laying of 
the track on said^line, was 
Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Remonstrance of property-owners on "West Kinzie 
street against the building of viaducts across the 
railroad track at the streets crossing over said track, 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of Edwin D. 
Hackett, pound-keeper in the North Division, which 
on motion of Aid. Carney was 

Approved. 

Also, 

The official bond of John C. McGrath, pound- 
keeper in the South Division, which on motion of 
Aid. Tracey was 

Approved. 

Petition of citizens for the construction of a side- 
walk on the south side of Division street, from Wells 
to Larabee street, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Ald.Busse presented a communication covering a 
i-esolution relative to the construction of a sidewalk 
on the east side of North Wells street from Kinzie 
street to Chicago avenue, and on the, north side of 
Erie street from Brie street bridge to St. Clair street, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Busse presented a resolution asking the 
Board of Education to erect temporary school houses 
in the North Division, and'moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board, of Education be re- 
spectfully requested to cause to be erected- as soon 
as possible, temporary buildings for schools in the 
Kinzie, Ogden and Eranklin school di stricts, said 
districts being at present without any school ac- 
commodation whatever. 

Petition of Edward Mendel, asking for a copy of 
the lease for the property located on the northeast 
corner of Wabash avenue and Twenty-fourth 
street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and Pub- 
lic Grounds. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. Schmidt presented a 
resolution directing the Committee on Licences to 
investigate and report ^whether beer wagons from 
other cities should not pay peddlers' license, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee ou Licenses. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Daggy, of the Com- 
mittee on Schools, to whom was referred a commu- 
nication from the City Comptroller covering the bid 
of Messrs. Grant and Price for the purchase of the 
old Bridewell grounds, submitted a report recommen- 
ding that the communication be placed on file, and 
that the Comptroller be, and he is hereby, directed 
to advertise for bids, on the same terms as before, 
and that he report the same to this Council. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Holden presented a communication covering 
a preamble and resolution relative to the disposition 
of moneys in the hands^of the Chicago Aid and Re- 
lief Society, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Holden moved that the committee be in- 
structed to report at the next regular meeting of the 
Council. 

The motion prevailed . 

KEPORTS OF CITY OrFICERS. 

The City Comptroller presented a communication 
covering proposals to sell to the city a lot suitable 
for an engine house on West Washington street, 
which was 

Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 



Also, 
A communication covering proposals to purchase 
a lot belonging to the city on West Jackson street, 
which was 
Referred to Committee on Fire and Water. 

Also, 
A monthly statement of receipts and expendi- 
tures for the month of February, 1872, which was 
Placed on file. 

The Board of Education presented a communica- 
tion asking the Council to order the erection of a 
three-story school building on the corner of Harri- 
son street and Third avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 
Also, 

A report requesting the Council to order the erec- 
tion of a school buildings upon the Ogden and Kin- 
zie school lots, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 
Also, 

A report asking the Council to reconsider its ac- 
tion appropriating money for the erection of a school 
building corner of Wentworth avenue and Thirty- 
third street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Coi-poration Counsel presented a communica- 
tion covering ordinances relative to getting on and 
off cars while in motion, etc., and amending the or- 
dinance relative to junk dealers and dealers in 
second-hand goods, which was ordered published, 
and 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

The following are the ordinances : 
Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. No person shall get upon, or attempt to 
get upon, any locomotive, engine, tender, car or 
train of cars, hoise car, omnibus, or other vehicle 
(or any platform or step thereof) while the same, or 
either of them, are in motion, without first having 
obtained from the person or persons in charge 
thereof express permission so to do. Any violation 
hereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than $2 
nor more than $50 for each offence. 

Sec. 2. The ordinance "to prevent the getting on 
or off of railroad cars, when in motion," passed 
June 20, 1870, and all ordinances and parts of ordi- 
dances in conflict herewith, are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage and due publication. 
Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That said chapter 21 of the Revised Or- 
dinances entitled "Junk dealers and dealers In 
second-hand goods" be, and the same is hereby 
amended, by adding thereto the following, to be 
known as section 8 of said ordinance, to wit : " All 
.iunk dealers and dealers in second-hand goods are 
hereby prohibited from purchasing from or dealing 
with any minor or minors under 18 years except 
in the purchase of old rags and waste paper; under 
a penalty of not less than $5 nor more than $50 for 
each offence." 

Sec. 2, This amendatory ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and due publica- 
tion. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report 
and ordinance for the vacation of an alley in block 
12, Vernon Park addition, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance annulling certain assess- 
ment rolls, which was 

Referred to the Committee on L ocal Assessments. 

SPECIAL ORDERS. 

Aid. Woodman, of the Committee on Railroads, to 
whom had been referred the ordinance in relation 
totheLaSalle and Chicago Railroad, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing ordinance. 

Aid. Stout moved that the report and ordinance 
be laid over and published. 



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The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report and ordinance : 
To the Mayor atid Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was re- 
committed the petition of the Chicago and La Salle 
railroad to lay tracks in this city, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to raport favor- 
able to same, and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing ordinance. 

c. l.woobman, 
Wm. M. Clarke, 
Henry Sweet, 
Joseph E. Otis, 
Committee on Railroads. 
An Ordinance Concerning the La Salle and Chicago 

Railroad Company — 

Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of CAicag'o; Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be, and the same are hereby, given and 
granted unto the La Salle and Chicago Railroad 
Company to lay down, maintain and operate one or 
more railroad tracks along and upon the following 
named route and streets in the city of 
Chicago, to-wit : Commencing at the western city 
limits, adjacent to the right of way of the Chicago, 
Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company, thence 
as near as practicable to the said Chicago, Burling- 
ton and Quincy railroad tracks to Rebecca street, 
thence on the south half of Rebecca street to, or 
near, the east end of Rebecca street, thence to 
Meagher street, thence on Meagher street (and on 
the alleys between Johnson and Halsted streets, 
running on a line nearly due west of 
Meagher street) and across Meagher street into 
Stewart avenue, thence north on Stewart avenue 
and Beach street to Harrison street; tbence north 
across Harrison street on the east side of the tracks 
of the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad 
Company, on any property said La Salle and Chicago 
Railroad Company may acquire by purchase, con- 
demnation or otherwise, to the south line of West 
Adams street. 

Sec. 2. The said railroad company may cross any 
and all streets and alleys and railroad tracks, up- 
on, or along the line of its said route. Said conpa- 
ny to be subject to the direction of the Board of 
Public Works of said city, in the construction of its 
said tracks, and the keeping in repair of so much of 
said streets, alleys and crossings as may be occupied 
by said railroad company, with its tracks, switches, 
and turn-outs. 

Sec. 3. The said railroad company may, and it is 
hereby authorized to, lay down, maintain andoper- 
rate one or more railroad tracks, with such turn- 
outs, side tracks, switches, and turn-tables as it shall 
deem necessary, over or across any land which it 
may acquire upon the line of said route, or said 
streets, or between the same on the line of said 
route, either by purchase, condemnation, or other- 
wise, and the said, railroad company may use and 
operate its railroad tracks hereby authorized to be 
laid, with locomotive engines and cars, or with 
horse or other animal power, as it shall deem proper, 
subject to all ordinances of the city of Chicago ap- 
plicable to railroads similarly situated. 

Sec. 4. The said railroad company shall have 
the right, and is hereby authorized, to depress its 
tracks, to bridge the cross streets over said tracks 
and to employ such other means as to such cross 
streets as it may deem necessary to secure quick 
transit, under the direction and superintendence of 
the Board of Public Works of the city of Chicago, 
and all bridges when erected, with the approaches 
thereto, shall belong to and he the property of the 
city of Chicago. Convenient crossings shall 
he made and maintained by said company where 
said track or tracks cross any street or alley within 
said city, according to the directions of the Board 
of Public Works of said city; but the permission 
and authority herein granted are upon the express 
condition that the said company shall erect via- 
ducts over its said tracks on any street or streets of 
said city which mav be crossed by its said tracks 
where and as the said Board of Public Works may, 
from time time, require : 

FTOVided,however, That said company shall not 



be required to erect more than two of such viaducts 
in any one year ; and that where such viaducts can- 
not be built at any such crossing without the same 
be built over the track or tracks of some other rail- 
way company or companies, then said company 
shall only be obliged to join with such other last 
mentioned railroad company or companies, and to 
pay its fair proportion of the costs of such viaduct 
or viaducts, and that such viaducts shall 
be erected under the superintendence 
of and in such manner as 

said Board of Public Works may require; but it is 
hereby provided that the first two viaducts to be 
erected in pursuance of this ordinance shall be, 
one over the Canal street crossing and the one over 
the Halsted street crossing, and that if a viaduct 
shall be built over the said Canal street crossing be- 
fore said LaSalle and Chicago railroad shall lay 
down a track across said Canal street, the said La 
Salle and Chicago Railroad Company shall pay its 
fair proportion (with other railroad companies) of 
the costs of said last-mentioned viaduct. 

Sec. 5. The said railroad company shall be sub- 
ject to all general laws and ordinances of the Com- 
mon Council of the said city in relation to rail- 
roads. 

Sec. 6. The permission and authority hereby 
granted are upon the further express condition that 
the said L a Salle and Chicago Railroad Company 
shall and will forever indemnify and save hai'mless 
the city of Chicago against and from any and 
all damages, judgments, decrees, and costs 
and expenses of same which it may suffer 
or which may be recovered or obtained against said 
city for or by reason of the granting of such privi- 
leges and authority, or for or by reason ot, or grow- 
ing out of, or resulting from, the passage of this or- 
dinance, or any matter or thing connected there- 
with, or with the exercise by the said company ot 
the privileges hereby granted. 

Sec. 7. The permission and authority herein 
granted are upon the further express condition that 
said railroad company shall and will within three 
yaars from the time that said company shall lay 
down and construct said track or trakcs upon said 
streets, commence and prosecute in good faith in 
somecourtof competent jurisdiction, proceedings 
for the ascertainment of, and the making of com- 
pensation lor all legal damages that may be suf- 
fered by any person or persons in their prop- 
erty or possessions by reason of such laying down 
and construction of such track or tracks or any part 
thereof; and that having so commenced snch pro- 
ceedings, said railroad company snail prosecute the 
same in good faith, without unreasonable delay, 
to completion ; Provided, That this section shall not 
apply to any property or possessions, the owner of, 
or party interested in, which shall not have claimed 
such compensation within said three years. 

Sec. 8. The peroaission and authority herein 
granted are upon the further express condition, to- 
wit: That said La Salle and Chicago Railroad Com- 
pany shall permit any corporation, person or per- 
sons duly authorized by ordinance of said city, to 
construct side tract s to intersect any track or tracks 
of said railroad company, within the limits of said 
city, for the purpose of conveying property to and 
from said railroad to any warehouse, lumber 
yard, coal yard, or manufactory situated 
within one thousand (1,000) feet of such railroad, 
and, upon reasonable compensation being made 
therefor, shall, at all times, peirmit the owners or 
lessees of any such side track, or the consignees of 
any property, to take the cars containing such prop- 
erty to him or them consigned, to any such ware- 
house, lumber yard, coal yard or manufactory, sit- 
uated upon any such side track ; and that any such 
owner, lessee or person conducting or carrying on 
any such warehouse, lumber yard, coal yard, or 
manufactory, shall be entitled to have any property 
taken from any such warehouse, lumber yard, coal 
yard, or manufactory, over any such side track to 
and upon the track of said railroad, under the direc- 
tions and regulations of said La Salle and Chicago 
Railroad Company, without reasonable delay. 

Provided however, That any cars so taken, shall ba 
returned without any unnecessary delay. 



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Sec. 9. The privileges aiithoHzed herein are 
granted upon the express condition, that the La 
Salle and Ohicai?ollailroad company shall permit 
any other railroad eompauies, not exceeding two in 
number, which have not at present any right of en- 
trance into the city of Chicago, under any ordinance 
or grant of said city, to use the said tracks hereby au- 
thorized to he laid on the streets herein named, 
jointly with the said La Salle and Chicago Railroad 
company (and to lay down tracJiS upon 
and across any lands owned, leased or occupied by 
the said LaSalle and Chicaso Railroad Company, 
Avhen necessary to the exercise of the privileges 
hereby granted), upon such fair and equitable terms, 
as may be agreed upon by said companies ; and in 
the event that said companies cannot agree 
upon such terms, the same shall be settled 
by three disinterested persons, one to be 
selected by said LiaSalle and Chicago 
Railroad Companj-, one to be named by such other 
company as may desire to use said tracks, and the 
third by the said two persons and the terms and con- 
ditions which shall be fixed and determined by 
said pei'sons, or a majority of such persona, 
shall be the terms and conditions upon which said 
companies respectively shall use and occupy said 
tracks, and lay down tracks upon atid across said 
lands ; and such other railroad companies -which 
maybe allowed the use of said tracks shall have 
the same privileges to run cars upon and across 
said streets and alleys as are herein granted to said 
La Salle and Chicago Railroad Company, and shall be 
subject to all the conditions, restrictionti and terms 
contained in this ordinance. 

Aid. Holden moved that the consideration of the 
ordinance be made a special order for next Monday 
evening, at 8 o'clock. 

The motion jjrevailed. 

Aid. Gill, of the Committee on Strepts and Alleys^ 
W. D., to whom was referred an ordinance relative 
to the Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Central rail- 
road, submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Stout moved that the report and ordinance 
be laid over and published. 

The motion Drevailed. 

The following are the report and ordinance : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council Assembled : 

Your oommittee on streets and alleys, W. D., to 
was referred an ordinance relative to the Columbus, 
Chicago and Indiana Central Railway, having had 
the same under advisement, respectfully report that 
after careful consideration of the ordinance we beg 
leave to report the same back with several amend- 
ments, and recommend the passage of the ordi- 
nance as amended. 

B. G. Gill, 
Geo. Sherwood, 
John Buehlee, 
M. Heath, 

E. F. CULLERTON, 

Timothy A. Verdeir, 
G. Powell, 
M. B. Bailey. 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

AN ORDINANCE 
Concerning the Columbus, Chicago and Indiana 

Central Railway. 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the city of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
are hereby given to the Columbus, Chicago and In- 
diana Central Railway Company, and to its succes- 
sors, to put down, construct and maintain a rail- 
road with a single or double track, and all necessary 
switches and turnouts, in that part of Rockwell 
street, in the city of Chicago, to-wit ; From the in- 
tersection of said Rockwell street with the Chicago 
and Northwestern railway to the northern terminus 
of said Rockwell street south of Kiuzie street ; hence 
from the northern terminus of said Rockwell street 
parallel with the track of the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway Company as 



now laid, to a point where the 
same will intersect Kinzie street, but at no greater 
distance from the track of the Northwestern Railway 
Company than is hereby authorized at Rockwell 
street, and also upon Kinzie street, from Western 
avenue to Halsted street, and also upon Depot place 
from Ashland avenue to Ada street, such track or 
tracks to be laid on the west half of said Rockwell 
street, and as near as practicable to the east line of 
the present right of way of the Chicago and North- 
western railway and said track or tracks on Kinzie 
street to be laid as near as practicable to the south 
track of said Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company, and said track or tracks to be laid on the 
north side of Depot place, and with the wall 
hereinafter mentioned, to occupy no more 
than thirty feet on the north side of Depot place, 
and said tracks, switches, and turnouts shall occupy 
no more than thirty feet o f any of said streets. And 
the right and privilege is hereby granted to said 
Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Central Railway 
Company to cross all intervening streets and alleys 
between the points above designated, subject, how- 
ever, to the direction of the Board of Public Works 
of said city in the construction of said tracks, and 
the paving and keeping in repair of so much of 
said streets, alleys, and crossings as may be occu- 
pied by said railway company with its tracks, 
switches, and turnouts. 

Provided, hoioever, that said railv/ay company is 
hereby required to sink its tracks along Rockwell 
street below the natural surface at least four feet, 
wherever there is no impedimetitin the way of such 
depres'-ion. 

Sec. 2. Said Columbus, Chicago and Indi- 
ana Central Railway Company, and its 
successors, are hereby authorized to run 
their cars over and along said tracks 
with steam, or such other motive power as said com- 
pany may deem best, subject, however, to all gen- 
eral ordinances of the city of Chicago as to railroad 
companies similarily situated. 

Sec. 3. Convenient crossings shall be made and 
maintained by said company where said track or 
tracks cross any street or alley within the limits of 
said city, according to the directions of the Board 
of Public Works of said city. The permission and 
authority herein granted are upon the express con- 
dition that the said Columbus, Chicago and Indiana 
Central Railway Company shall erect viaducts 
over its said tracks at Halsted, Sanga- 
mon, Lake and Madis.m street, within 
one year from the passage of this ordinance, 
and shall annually thereafter erect two viaducts in 
each year over its said tracks, and the Board of 
Public Works shall, in each year or before the first 
day of January, designate the streets over which 
such viaducts shall be constructed, the same to be 
built in such manner as the said Board of Public 
Works shall direct, Provided however, That where 
any such viaduct cannot be built at any such street 
crossing without the same be built over the track or 
tracks of some other railroad company or compa- 
nies, then said company shall only be obliged to 
join with such other last-mentioned railroad 
company or companies in the construction of such 
viaduct, and to pay its lair proportion of the cost of 
such viaduct or viaducts, and if such other railroad 
company or companies shall not join in the erection 
of any such viaduct, then if the proposition of such 
other company or companies shall be otherwise 
provided, the said Columbus, Chicago and Indiana 
Central Railway Company shall pay its fair propor- 
tion of the cosl of any such viaduct. 

Sec 4. Said railway company shall have no right 
to lay or use any track on Depot place until it shall 
have first erected a brick or stone wall ten (10) feet 
in height and twelve inches in thickness, south of 
' their proposed tracks along Depot place, from the 
east line of Ashland avenue to the west line of Ada 
street (the south line of said wall to be not more 
than thirty feet south of the north line of Depot 
place), said wall to be so btiilt under the direction of 
said Board of Public Works, and to be kept by said 
company in good repair dui'ing its occupancy of 
said Depot place. 

The permission and authority herein granted are 



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upon the further express coudition that the said 
company shall proceed in good faith, and without 
delay, to claim and prosecute its rights, and to lay 
and u«e its tracks upon Kinzie street as permitted 
\>y this ordinance, and the permission to 
use a part of Depot place, and all 
rights and privileges herein granted on 
Depot place shall cease when the right of said 
company to lay said tracks along that part of Kin- 
zie street between Ashland avenue and Ada street 
shall have been established or secured and its 
tracks laid and used thereon, or a reasonable time 
for that purpose shall have elapsed. 

Sec. 5. The privileges hereby granted shall be 
subject to all general ordinances that are now or 
may hereafter be in force concerning i-ailroads in 
the city of Ohicago. 

Seo. 6. The permission and authority hereby 
granted are upon the further express condition that 
the said Columbus, Chicago and Indiana 
Central Railroad Company shall and will forever 
indemaify and save harmless the city of Chicago 
against and from any and all damages, judgments, 
decrees and costs and expensesof same which it may 
suft'er or which may be recovered or obtained against 
said city for or by reason of the granting of such 
privileges and authority or for or by reason of, or 
growing out of, or resulting from the passage of this 
ordinance, or any matter or thing connected there- 
with or with the exercise by said company of the 
privileges hereby granted. 

Sec. 7. The permission and authority herein 
granted are upon the further express condition that 
said railroad company shall, and will with- 
in three years from the time that said 
company shall lay down and construct 
said track or tracks upon said streets, com- 
mence and prosecute in good faith, in some court of 
competent jurisdiction, proceedings for the ascer- 
tainment of and the making of compensation for all 
legal damages that may be suffered by any person 
or persons in their property or possessions by reason 
of such laying down and construction of such track 
or tracks, or any part thereof : and that having so 
commenced such proceedings, said railroad com- 
pany shall prosecute the same in good faith, with- 
out unreasonable delay, to completion, Provided, 
that this section shall not apply to any property or 
possessions, the owner of, or party interested in 
which shall not have claimed such compensation 
within said three years. 

Sec. 8. The permission and authority herein 
granted are upon the further express condition, to 
wit : That said Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Cen- 
tral Railroad Company shall permit any corpora- 
tion, person or persons duly authorized by ordinance 
of said city to construct side tracks to intersect any 
track or tracks of said railroad company, within 
the limits of said city, for the purpose of conveying 

f)roperty toand from said railroad to any warehouse, 
umber yard, coal yard or manufactory situated 
within one thousand (1,000) feet of such railroad, 
and, upon reasonable compensation being made 
therefor, shall, at all times, permit the owners or 
lessees of any such side track, or the consignees of 
any property to take the cars containing such prop- 
erty to him or them consigned, to any such ware- 
house, lumber yard, coal yard or manufactory, sit- 
uated upon any such side track; and that any such 
owner, lessee or person conducting or carrying on 
any such warehouse, lumber yard, coal yard, or 
manufactory, shall be entitled to have any property 
taken from any such warehouse, lumber yard, coal 
yard, or manufactory, over any such side track to 
and upon the track of said railroad, under the direc- 
tions and regulations of said Columbus, Chicago and 
Indiana Cenlral Railroad Company, without un- 
reasonable delay. 

Provided, however, That any cars so taken, shall 
be returned without any unnecessary delay. 

Sec. 9. The permission and authority hereby 
granted, are in consideration of, and upon the fur- 
ther express condition that said Columbus, Chicago 
and Indiana Central Railway Company shall, as 
soon as work thereon can be commenced, and with- 
out unnecessary delay, construct and forever main- 
tain a swing or draw bridge across the West branch 



of the South branch of the Chicago river, at the 
point or place where the track of said com- 
pany crosses said stream, in said city of 
Chicago ; such bridge or draw to be of sufficient 
length to admit the free passage of all boats and 
vessels navigating said stream; said bridge to be 
built in accordance with the directions of the Board 
of Public Works of said city ; and said permission 
and authority are granted upon the further express 
condition, that said Columbus, Chicago and Indiana 
Central RailwayCompany shall permit and allow the 
Chicago, Danville and Vincennes Railroad Company 
and the Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Company 
(or, in the event that said Chicago, Danville and 
Vincennes Railroad Company, or said Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railroad Companv shall not accept of the 
privileges hereby granted, then any other railroad 
company in the place of the company that shall so 
decline to accept) to use the said tracks hereby au- 
thorized to be laid, and also those authorized to be 
laid by an ordinance of the Common Council of the 
city of Chicago, passed October 8, 1866, entitled 
" An Ordinance concerning the Chicago and Great 
Eastern Railway Company," jointly with said Co- 
lumbus, Chicago and Indiana Central Rail- 
way Company, and to lay tracks upon 
and across any lands owned, leased or oc- 
cupied by said Columbus, Chicago and Indiana 
Central Railway Company necessary to the enjoy- 
ment of the privileges hereby granted, upon such 
fair and equitable terms as may be agreed upon by 
said companies, and in the event that said compan- 
ies cannot agree upon such terms the same shall be 
settled and determined by three disinterested per- 
sons, one to be selected by said Columbus, Chicago 
and Indiana Central Railway Company, one to be 
named by such other company as may desire to use 
said tracks, and the third to be selected by said two 
persons, and the terms and conditions which shall 
be fixed and determined by said persons so selected, 
or by a majority of said persons, shall be the terms 
and conditions upon which said companies respect- 
ively shall use and occupy said tracks, and lay 
tracks upon and across any of said lands; and said 
railroad companies, the Chicago, Danville 
and Vincennes Railroad Company, and the 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad Com- 
pany, or such other railroad company 
or companies that may be allowed the use of said 
tracks in the place of the said last-named 
companies, or either of them, shall have the same 
privilege to run cars upon and across said streets 
and alleys as are herein given to said Columbus, 
Chicago, and Indiana Central Railway Company, 
and shall be subject to all the terms, conditions and 
restrictions of this ordinance. 

Aid. Otis moved that the consideration of the or- 
dinance be made a special order for next Monday 
evening at 8 X • 

Aid. Gill moved as an amendment that the report 
be made a special order for next Monday evening, at 
7)i o'clock. 

Aid. Holden demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion of Aid. Gill prevailed by the following 
vote : 

^yes—Knickerbocker, Daggy, Powell, Sweet, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, and Ogden— 18. 

iVocs—Otis, Coey, Thompson, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bate- 
ham, Holden, Verdier, Busse, Woodman, and Mr. 
President— 16. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of the Committee on Fire and Water in re- 
lation to an order for temporary house for the 
steamer Fred Gund on Chicago avenue, laid over 
and published February 19th, 1872. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Fire and Water i« re- 
lation to an ordinance concerning chimney sweeps, 
laid over and published February 19th, 1872. 

Aid. Daggy moved to waive the engrossmont of 
the ordinance. 



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The motion was lost by ayes and noes, as fol- 
lows: 

-iycs— Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cul- 
lerton, Holden, Verdier, Sweet, Sherwood. Gill, 
Cleveland, McGrath, Stout, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Woodman— 18. 

Noes— Otie, Coey, Thompson, dowry, Bateham, 
Powell, Heath, Gardner, Buehler, Schmidt, Clarke, 
Mr. President— 12. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the ordinance be refer- 
red to the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys of 
the West Division in relation to the construction of 
a viaduct over the C, B. & Q. R. R. track at Canal 
street, laid over ana published February 19th, 1872. 

Aid. Powell moved to waive the engrossment of 
the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^yes— Otis, Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateman, Powell, Holden, Verdier, Sweet, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, 
Mr. President— 34. 

JVoes— None. 

Aid. Bailey moved ihat the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes— Otis, Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Sciijnilz, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Holden, Verdier, fweet, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaf- 
frey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. 
President— 34. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the ordinance passed : 
Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the city of 

Chicago : 

Sec. 1. That the Board of Publi c Works be, and 
they are hereby authorized and directed to prepare 
plans and specifications for the construction of a 
viaduct on Canal street, over the Sixteenth street 
arossing of the Chicago, Burhnjitou and Quincy,and 
the Chi r ago and Northwestern railroads, and to 
confer with the raihoad companies as to the best 
and speediest means of completing the proposed 
work. And the said Board are further authorized 
to use so much of the appropriation made by the 
Common Council for that purpose as may be neces- 
sary to complete said work. 

Report of the Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds, on the resolution of Aid. Holden regard- 
ing the exchange of the Ira Judd for the Milliman 
tract, laid over and published February 19th, 1872, 

Aid. Buehler moved that the report be referred to 
the Corporation Counsel, for his opinion as to the 
liability and rights of the city in the matter. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noesasfoUows : 

^yes— Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowrv, Bateham, 
Powell, Verdier, Sweet, Heath," Gardner, 
Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, 
Clarke, Busse, Mr. President— 28. 

iVoes—Otis, Coey, Holden, Schaffner, Ogden, 
Woodman — 6. 

Report of the Committee on Markets on petition 
of S. S. Whitney and others for abatement of rent 
on land on Market square, --iWest Randolph street, 
laid over and published February 19th, 1872. 

Aid. Buehler moved that the report be recom- 
mitted to the Committee on Markets. 

The motion prevailed. 



RESOLUTIONS 

Aid. Bailey presented a resolution for the con- 
Etructionofa sidewalk on the south side of Wright 
street, between Mulberry avenue and Morgan street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Wharves and PucUb 
Grounds. 



Aid. Gardner presented an order authorizing the 
dumping of debris on Lake Park, which was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Gardner presented an order in relation to the 
erection of a court house on the old site, and moved 
its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order passed : 

Ordered, That the Committee on Public Buildings 
be instructed to confer with the Committee on Pub- 
lic Buildings of the Board of Commissioners of Cook 
county in relation to the erection of a county court 
house and city hall for said county and city, and 
report the same to this Council. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

RAILROADS. 

Aid. Woodman, of the Committee on Railroads, to 
whom was referred the petition of Charnley Bros. 
& Co. to lay a side track from the Chicago, Alton 
and St. Louis railroad track across Cologne street, 
submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Gill moved that the report be laid over ana 
published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor ana Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Railroads, to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of Charnley Bros. & Co. to lay a 
side track from the Chicago, Alton and St. Louis 
railroad to their lumber yard across Cologne street,, 
being an extension of a track already laid, except 
from the east to the west side of Cologne street, or di- 
rectly across the street, having had the same under 
advisement, would ask to report favorable to the 
prayer of the petitioners, and would further recom- 
mend the passage of the following ordinance. 

C. L. Woodman, 
Joseph E. Otis, 
Wm. M. Claeke, 
Henry Sweet, 
Committee on Railroads. 
AN ORDINANCE 
Granting permission to Charnley Brothers & Co., to 

construct and maintain a sidetrack connecting 

with their track already laid from the east side of 

Cologne street, into their lumber yard on the west 

side of Cologne street . 

Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Sec.I. That permission is hereby given and grant- 
ed to Charnley Bi'others & Co. to lay down, construct 
and maintain for a period of five years from the 
time this ordinance shall take effect, a side track con- 
necting with their track already laid from the east 
side of Cologne street into their lumber yard on the 
west side of ('ologne street. Provided, The said side 
track shall belaid down and maintained under the 
direction and supervision of the Board of Public 
Works of said city. And provided further, That 
the said privilege or grant shall cease and terminate 
at the expiration of five years from the time this 
ordinance takes effect, and at the expiration of said 
period the said Charmley Brothers & Co., or their 
heirs or assigns, shall take up and remove the same, 
leaving the street in good condition and repair when 
the same is so taken up. 

And provided further. That in case of their neglect 
and refusal so to do, the Council may order the 
same to be taken and removed by any of its officers, 
at the cost and expense of said Charnley Brothers &- 
Co., their heirs or assigns. 

And provided further. That the said Charnley 
Brothers & Co., their heirs or assigns, shall keep 
such portion of said street as shall be occupied by 
said track in good condition and repair, under the 
supervision and as they may be directed by the 
Board of Public Works of said city. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance is passed and the per- 
mission aforesaid granted upon the express con- 
dition that the said Charnley Brothers & Co., shall 
enter into bonds with the said city of 
Chicago, signed by sureties to be aj)- 
proved by the Mayor, within ten days frora 



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its poeeage, in the sum of $5,000, conditioned to 
comply with the conditions of this ordinance, and 
the general railroad ordinances now m force, or that 
majT hereafter be passed, and also to save, keep 
harmless and indemnify the city of Chicago from all 
damages, costs and expenses that may accrue or in 
any w^y arise from or grow out of the privileges 
hereby granted, and upon the futher express condi- 
tion that the city of Chicago may at any time repeal 
this ordinance. 

Skc. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from 
and after its passage. 

Also, 
Of same committee, to whom was referred the 
petititionof Alex. Bell and James Turner for per- 
mission to cross Archer avenue with a railroad 
track, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Clarke moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council Assembled : 

Tour Committee on Railroads, to whom was re- 
ferred the petition of Alexander Bell and James 
Turner, in relation to laying a railroad track across 
Archer avenue, having had the same under advise- 
ment, l»eg leave to report : That we have fully ex- 
amined the above and find that the petitioners own 
all the lands upon which the track is to cover ex- 
cept crossing the street ; that the packing house of 
Mr. Turner is directly across tbe street and they wish 
only to lay a single track from the Chicago, Alton 
and St. Louis railroad through their own land and 
across the street to the house for the purpose of 
loading cars for the East with fresh beef that is in 
refrigerating cars, which they cannot do unless the 
cars are at their own house, and we see no reason 
why the prayer of the petitioners should not be 
granted, as it benefits the trade of the city and 
themselves, and injures no property or persons by 
eodoingexcept their own. We therefore recom- 
mend the passage of the following ordinance. 

C. L. Woodman, 
Wm. M. Clarke, 
Henry Sweet, 
Committee on Railroads. 

AN ORDINANCE 
Granting permission to Alexander Bell and James 

Turner to construct and maintain a railroad track 

across Archer avenue, to connect with Chicago and 

St. Louis Railroad Company. 
Beit Ordained hy the Common Council of the City 

of Chicago. 

Section 1. That permission is hereby given and 
granted Alexander Bell and James Turner to lay 
down, construct, and maintain for a period of five 
years from the time this ordinance shall take effect 
a single railroad track across Archer avenue 
at a point opposite sub-lot seven (7), of lots four 
(4) and five (5) of block twenty-four (24) of Canal 
Trustees' subdivision of south fraction ot section 
twenty-nine (29), township thirty-nine (39) north, 
range fourteen (14) east, and to connect the same 
(over their own property) with the said Chicago and 
Alton Railroad Company's tracks: Provided, the said 
track shall be laid down and maintained under the 
direction and supervision of the Board of Public 
Worksof said city; and, provided further, that the 
said privilege or grant shall cease and terminate at 
the expiration of five years from the time this ordi- 
nance takes effect, and that at the expiration of said 
period the said Alexander Bell and James Turner, or 
their heirs and assigns, shall take up and remove 
the same, leaving the street in good condition and 
repair where the same is so taken up. And pro- 
vided further, that in case of their neglect and re- 
fusal so to do, the Council may order the same to 
be taken and removed by any of its officers, at the 
cost and expense of said Alexander Bell and James 
Turner, their heirs or assigns. And provided 
further, that the said Alexander Bell and James 
Turner, their heirs or assigns, shall keep such 
portion of said street as shall be occupied by said 
track in good condition and repair, under the su- 



pervision and as they may be directed by the Board 
of Public Works of said city. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance is passed and the permis- 
sion aforesaid granted upon the express condition 
that the said Alexander Bell and James Turner 
shall enter into bonds with the said city of Chicago, 
signed by sureties to be approved by the Mayor, 
within ten days from its passage, in the sum of five 
thousand dollars, conditioned to comply with the 
conditions of this ordinance and the general railroad 
ordinances now in force or that may hereafter be 
passed, and also to save, keep harmless, and indem- 
nify the city of Chicago from all damages, costs, and 
expenses that may accrue or in any wise arise from 
or grow out of the privileges hereby granted, and 
upon the further express conditions that the city of 
Chicago may at any time repeal this ordinance. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. Daggy, of the Committee on Judiciary, to 
whom was referred a resolution relative to the com- 
pulsory payment of damages by railroad companies 
on occupying any public street, submitted a report 
recommending that a section be incorporated into, 
each ordinance passed by the Common Council pro- 
viding for the payment of such damages. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred the reso- 
lution concerning the payment of $200,000 with in- 
terest, to the Illinois Central, Chicago, Burlington 
and Quincy, and Michigan Central Railroad Compa- 
nies, submitted a report thereon. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was re- 
ferred the resolution concerning the payment of 
$200,000 with interest at 4 per cent, to the Illinois 
Central, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy, and the 
Michigan Central Railroad Companies, and the- 
amendment thereto, or substitute "therefor, provid- 
ing for the ratification of the proposed sale of the 
three blocks of land to said railroad companies and 
for the appointment of a committee to procure fur- 
ther legislation, having had the same under advise- 
ment, respectfully report : That they do not con- 
sider any action on the part of the city, with regard 
to the original resolution, either necessary or proper, 
for the following reasocs : 

1. That the city never received said sum of money, 
or any other sum, from said railway corporations, 
or either of them. 

2. That the money supposed, by said resolution, 
to be in the control of the city, is not now, and 
never has been, under its control or jurisdiction. 
Your committee is advised by the City Comptroller 
and the City Treasurer that the sum named in said 
resolution is now, and has been for the whole time, 
in the hands of Walter Kimball, Esq., subject at all 
times, to the order and control of said railway com- 
panies; and that said sum can now, and could at 
any time be taken by said companies, without any 
action on the part of the city. 

3. That, as the city cannot control the money in 
the hands of said Kimball, an order by the city to 
pay such sum to said railway companies would 
amount to a donation of $200,000 to said Kimball. 

4. That the city should not be required to pay in- 
terest on moneys never had nor received. 

With regard to the proposed substitute accepting 
the terms and conditions of the act of April 16, 1869, 
usually known as "The Lake Front act," your 
committee respectfully report : 

That, by an interlocuto decree rendered in the 
United States Circuit Court for the Northern dis- 
trict of Illinois, August 28, 1869, in a suit wherein 
the United States are complainants, and the Illinois 
Central, Michigan Central, and the Chicago, Bur- 
lington and Quincy Railroad Companies and the city 
of Chicago are defendants, so much of said act as re- 
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Michigan avenue was declared to be unconstitu- 
tional and void, and that the said grounds remain 
forever vacant ofbuildings. 

That at the said date an injunction was is- 
sued restraining and prohibiting each of said 
railway companies and the city of Chicago, and di- 
recting said companies and the city of 
Chicago, '* to forever eease to use 
the same in any way, or encroach thereupon until," 
etc., which said injunction is still in force. All of 
which will appear from the papers furnished by 
the United States District Attorney, and filed here 
with. 

That, with reference to the two squares or blocks 
north of Madison street, and the remaining one 
south, and all of the other blocks east of Michigan 
avenue and north of Park row, the charter provides 
in section 43 of chapter 7 that " no encroachment 
shall be made upon the land or water * * * 
by any railroad company, * * » neither 
the Common Council of the city of Chicago, nor any 
othar authority shall ever have the power to permit 
encroachments thereon without the assent of 
all the persons owning lots or land 
on said street or avenue," which 
said section was enacted February 18, 1861, 
and re-enacted Feb. 13, 1863. The act of April of 
1869 does not in terms repeal this section or any law 
or part of law, but simply conveys the fee of the 
squares north of Monroe street to the railroad com- 
panies, and south thereof to the city. So that if 
this act should eventually be held to be valid it is 
not inconsistent with the charter sections cited, and 
does not repeal them, therefore, even by implica- 
tion, for a conveyance of the naked lee is a convey- 
ance subject to all existing rights, easements, bur- 
dens and equities concerning which there is a no- 
tice. Said act does not cut off the right of common 
which the people previously enjoyed by dedication 
and by statutes confirming such dedication ; nor can 
the Council, by a quit-claim deed, authorize " the 
erection thereon of a passenger depot" until the 
consent of all the parties owning land on the entire 
length of Michigan avenue assent thereto, and there 
is no pretense that such assent has ever been ob- 
tained. 

Section 5 of the act of April 16, 1869, provides that 
the Illinois Central, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy 
and Michigan Central railroads shall pay to the city 
$800,000, «' to be paid in the manner following, viz : 
$200,000 within three months from and after the 
passage of this act;" $200,000 within sia; months; 
$200,000 within nine months ; $200,000 within twelve 
months; and section 6 of said act provides that " in 
case the said Common Council shall neglect or refuse 
thus to quit. claim and release to the said companies 
as aforesaid within four months from and after the 
passage of this act, then the said companies shall be 
discharged from all obligation to pay the balance re- 
maining unpaid to saia city." It appears from the 
authorized edition of State laws that the act passed 
and went into force April 16,1869, and, as the Coun- 
cil has neglected or refused to make such quit-claim 
deed for more than four months, an acceptance now 
on the part of the city would be a sale (so far as the 
city could make it) of the three squares for $200,000. 
The force of this conclusion is not weakened by the 
fact that the city has been enjoined, as four months 
and tioelve days intervened between the passage of 
the act and the granting of the injunction; and the 
city is not yet enjoined as to the south square. 

"With regard to the resolution authorizing the ap- 
pointment of a committee to proceed to Springfield 
to procure legislation to avoid this conflict or mud- 
dle of laws, your committee are of the opinion that 
It is inexpedient for the city to do any act or acts to 
give vitality to the act of April 16, 1869, foi the rea- 
sons: 

7. That, by the terms of said act^ the Illinois Cen- 
tral Railroad takes the outer harbor and all the 
wharfing privileges east of their right of way, from 
the mouth of the river to a point south of and near to 
the Round House *' and Machine Shops of said Com- 
pany" forever from all municipal and county taxa- 
tion. 

2. That the holding of lands in perpetuity by rail- 
way corporations, or Common Councils, beyond 



what is necessary for the ample accommodation of 
their business, is wrong in principle and pernicious 
in results, and contrary to the spirit of republican 
institutions. Believing that the three squares are 
needed, and could be acquired by condemnation, 
they, therafore, recommend the passage of the an- 
nexed resolution : 

iZesoJtied, That it is the sense of this Council that 
the Illinois Central, Michigan Central, and Chicago, 
Burlington and Quincy Railroad Companies should 
have the three squares or blocks lying between these 
tracks and Michigan avenue, and between Monroe 
and Randolph streets, and that the Council recom- 
m^end that the injunction be so modified as to enable 
said companies to acquire or condemn such squares 
for depot uses if such modification can be made. 

L. E. Bond, 
G. Powell, 
P. Dagqy, 
Committee on Judiciary 

SCHOOLS. 

Aid. Daggy, of the Committee on Schools, to 
whom was referred the petition of Wm. F. Porter 
for the purchase of a portion of the " Postoffice 
block," submitted a report adverse to the prayer 
the petitioner. 

Aid. Holden moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
Of same committee to whom was referred a resolu- 
tion providing for a public school house on the 
southeast corner of Harrison street and Third ave- 
nue, submitted a report recommending the passage 
of the resolution. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report, and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, authorized and directed to prepare 
plans and specifications for a school building of the 
first class, and to advertise for bids for the erection 
of the same on the lot purchased for this purpose 
on Third avenue, near Harrison street, the district 
to be supplied being totally without educational 
facilities, an imperative necessity exists for the 
immediate erection of a school building on this 
site. 

Also, 
Of same committee, to whom had been referred a 
report from the Comptroller concerning names of 
persons who have refused to pay rent for school 
land, submitted a report recommending that the re- 
port be placed on file. 

Aid. Daggy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
Of same committee, to whom was referred the re- 
monstrance from the Board of Education against the 
granting of rebates to lessees of school lands, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the remonstrance 
be placed on file. 

Aid. Sherwood moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
Of same committee, to whom was referred the 
petition of John A. Tyrrell and others for abatement 
of rent on school lands in the burnt district, submit- 
ted a report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying resolution. 

Aid. Holden moved that the report be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Schools.to whom was referred 
the petition of John A. Tyrrell and others for the 
abatement of rent on school lands in the burnt dis- 
trict where the improvements have been destroyed 
by fire, and also a former report of the committee 
on the same subject, having had the same under ad- 
visement, respectfully report : 

That your committee have a great aversion to in- 
terfere with the terms and conditions of any of the 
exietingleasesofachoollota or lands, but are will- 



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ine to admit that in the district recently visited 
•with. the terrible conflagration, destroy- 
ing nearly all the improvements, the 
lessees appear to have some claim for the reduction 
of their rents. It is alleged by the petitioners that 
the last valuations under the existing leases, made 
by direction of the Common Council, are not only 
excessive, hut illegal and invalid. Your committee 
is unwilling to decide this question, or to give any 
opinion concerning the same. But, alter consulting 
with the law department of the city, your commit- 
tee are of the opinion that it would be advisable to 
make a reasonable compromise with all the lessees 
in the burnt district, as it would avoid much liti- 
gation. Some cases are now pending in the courts, 
but no final decision has been rendered in any of 
these, and possibly none will be for many months 
to come. The lessees who have applied to the 
courts for relief will, of course, pay no rents until 
their cases are decided, and thus the city loses the 
use of the school money. 

A number of the leases have comparatively but a 
short time to run before they expire by their own 
limitation, andhence the lessees are unwilling to ex- 
pend much for improvements, except for temporary 
use and occupation. In view of all the facts before 
your committee, and believing it to be for the best 
interests of the school fund, they would respectfully 
recommend the passage of the accompanying resolu- 
tion. 

P. Daggy, 

Charles C. P. Holden, 

Geo. Sherwood, 

M. D. Ogden, 

Committee on Schools. 

The following is the resolution : 

Resolved, That the law department of this city be, 
and they are hereby, directed to prepare and report 
to this Council, without delay, an ordinance con- 
taining provisions to the following eftect : 

That all lessees of school lots or lands in the burnt 
district who will, within thirty days after the pas- 
sage of such ordinance, enter into an agreement or 
obhgation, to be prepared by the law department, to 
pay 60 per cent, of the rents due on the present val- 
uation for each of the two years ending May, 1872, 
within thirty days thereafter, shall be entitled to a 
revaluation for the ensuing three years, and be ex- 
empt from the payment of the other 40 per cent, for 
the two years ending May, 1872 ; and that the orfli- 
nancebeso fi-amed"as to give the benefit of this 
proposition to those who have paid, as well as those 
who have failed to pay, their rents. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 

Aid. Thompson, of Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, South Division, to whom was referred a re- 
port and ordinance establishing the width of side- 
walk space on streets one hundred feet wide, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of the 
ordinance. 

Aid. Thompson moved to concur in the report 
and waive the engrossment of the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes— Otis, Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Traey, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Holden, Verdier, Sweet, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaflfner, Lengacher, Mc- 
Caftrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, 
Mr. President— 34. 

Koes—O. 

Aid. Otis moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance was 
passed by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Otis, Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry 
Bateham, Powell, Holden, Verdier, Sweet, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaflfner, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Wood- 
man, Mr. President— 34. 

iVoes— 0. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago 

Section 1. That the sidewalk space on all streets 



which are one hundred feet wide and upward be, 
and the same is hereby, fixed at twenty feet. 

Sec . 2. That the portion of said twenty feet side- 
walk next to the lot line, to be occupied for bal- 
conies, steps, cellar-doors, stairs, railings, and plat- 
forms, shall not, in any case, exceed six feet in 
width. 

Sec. 3. That all ordinances or parts of ordinances 
in conflict with this ordinance be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom had been re- 
ferred a report and ordinance for the vacation of 
allev in the rear of lots 178 to 185, inclusive, in N 
part of W X of N E X sec. 28, 39. 14, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. Tracy moved to concur in the report and 
waive the engrossment of the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows: 

^2/es— Otis, Coey, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, 
Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, 
Powell, Holden, Verdier, Sweet, Heath, Gardner, 
Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. 
President— 33. 

Koes—0. 

Aid. Schmitz moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed and the ordinance was 
passed by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Otis, Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, PoweU, Holden, Verdier, Sweet, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schafther, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Wood- 
man, Mr. President— 34. 

iVoes— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago— 

Section 1. That the alley in rear of lots 178 to 185 
inclusive, in subdivision of the north part of W }4 
of N E X of section 28, T 39 N K, 14 E, as shown in 
the drawing hereto attached, be, and the same is 
hereby, ordered vacated : Provided, That this ordi- 
nance shall not take effect until the alley through 
lot 176 in said subdivision, as shown in the drawing 
hereto attached, shall have been opened and placed 
on public record. 

Sec. 2. That said opening through lot 176 shall be 
made and placed on pubUc record within thirty 
days from the passage of this ordinance, otherwise 
it shall be of no effect. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, N. D 

Aid. Busse, of the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D., to whom had been referred a report 
and ordinance for a viadact over the track of the 
Chicago and Northwestern railway on North Clark 
street, submitted a report recommending the passage 
of the ordinance. 

Aid. Woodman moved to concur in the report and 
waive the engrossment of the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes — Otis, Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Holden, Verdier, Sweet, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Wood- 
man, Mr. President— 34. 

Noes—0. 

Ala. Busse moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance was 
passed by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Otis, Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Holden, Verdier, Sweet, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, fliU, Cleveland, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, Mc- 
Caffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse," Woodman, 
Mr. President— 34. 

I^oes — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed; 



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Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago— 

Section 1. That a viaduct over the railroad tracks 
on North Clark street, at its intersection with North 
Water street and the approach to the same, he and is 
hereby ordered constructed, said work to he done 
under the superintendence of the Board of Public 
Works, conformably to the drawings prepared by 
said hoard and hereto annexed. 

Sec, 2. That the sum of $25,275, or so much 
thereof as may be necessary for the purpose of 
constructing the approaches as estimated be 
chargeable to and paid out of the general fund of 
the city of Chicago. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred a pe- 
tition for the opening of an alley between Dear- 
born and State streets, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the Board of Public Works prepare an 
ordinance providing for the opening of said alley. 

Aid . Otis moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred a reso- 
lution for sidewalks on various streets in the 
North Division, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of the resolution. 

Aid. Stout moved to concur in the report and 
adopt the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, directed to place a six (6) foot 
sidewalk upon the west side of Kingsbury street, 
from Erie street to Chicago avenue. Also unon the 
north side of Illinois street, from Kingsbury street to 
Wells street. Also upon the west side of Franklin 
street, from Kinzie street to Chicago avenue. Also 
on the north side of Erie street, fiom Wells to the 
river. 

STREETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 

Aid . Gill, of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred a report and 
ordinance for vacation of an alley and half-street in 
sub-block 11, E X of N W 3^ sec. 26, T 39 N R 13 E, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of 
the ordinance. 

Aid. Gill moved to concur in the report and waive 
the engrossment of the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 
Ayes—0\Xs, Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Holden, Verdier, Sweet, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Eengacher, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Clark, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, 
Mr. President— 34. 
Aid. Gill moved that the ordinance be passed : 
The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows : 
Ayes— Otis, Coey, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Holden, Verdier, Sweet, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Wood- 
man, Mr. President— 34. 
^oes— 0. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE 
for the vacation of the alley and half of the street 



in sub-block 11, inE ^ of N W X of section 26, T 39, 
N R 13 E. 

Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. That the alley and half of the street in 
sub-block 11, in E >^ of N W 3i section 26, T 39 N, 
R13 E, be and the same are hereby vacated as shown 
on plat marked "A" hereto annexed; provided, this 
ordinance shall not take effect until the new sub- 
division as shown on plat marked " B," hereto 
annexed, shall have been placed on public record. 
Also, 

Of same committee to whom was refer. ed a peti- 
tion of property .owners for rebate on assessments 
for filling and paving Canal street from Twelfth to 
Sixteenth street, submitted a report recommending 
that the petition be referred to the Board of Public 
Works. 

Aid. Gill moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred a re- 
monstrance against cindering Eiston avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the Board of 
Public Works be ordered to lay a sewer on 
said avenue, from Milwaukee avenue to Au- 
gusta street, as soon as practicable, and before 
cindering the same. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report be laid 
over and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, in 

Common Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision, to whom was referred the annexed remon- 
strance against widening Eiston avenue from Mil- 
waukee avenue to North avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, respectfully report that on 
a thorough investigation we find that the property- 
owners as stated in the remonstrance are not oppos- 
ing the cnidering of the said avenue, provided a 
sewer will be laid on said avenue from Milwaukee 
avenue to Augusta street before cindering the same. 
Your committee, therefore, recommend that the 
Board of Public Works Commissioners be ordered to 
lay a sewer on said avenue, from Milwaukee avenue 
to Augusta street, as soon as practicable and before 
cindering the same. All of which is respectfully 
submitted. John Buehler, 

B. G. Gill, 
Geo. Sherwood, 
E. T. Cullerton, 
G. Powell, 
M. B. Bailey, 
Timothy 0. Verdier, 
Commmittee. 
ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Cullerton moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes — Dixon, Thompson, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, 
Cullerton, Bateham, Verdier, Sweet, Gardner, Gill, 
Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, 
Schaffner, Lengacher, Ogden — 19. 

Noes — Coey, Daggy, Stone, Bailey, Powell, Hol- 
den, Heath, Sherwood, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, 
Busse, Woodman, Mr. President— 14. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. Hotchkiss, City Clerk, 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

JPresent — Aldermen Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, 
Coey, McGeiiniss, Thompson, Da^gy, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Hickey, Cullertou, B^iiley, Cluwry, Batehara, 
Powell, Ilo'den, Heath, Gardner, ShervN'ood, Gill, 
Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Schatl'iier. Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Clarke, Ogdeo, Basse, Woodman, Mr. 
President. 

u46scwi— Aldermen Dixon, Bond, Verdier, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Cleveland, and Carney. 

The presiding officer being absent, Aid. Gardner 
moved that Aid. Daggy take the chair. 
The motion prevailed. 

SPECIAL ORDER. 

Aid. Gillmov d that the special order, the ordi- 
nance relating to the Columbus, Chicago and Indi- 
ana Central railroad, be deterred until 9 o'clock. 

The motion prevailed. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Schaffuer moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held March 11, 1872, be apj>roved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from his Honor the Mayor : 

MAroR's Office, ) 
Chicago, March 18, 1872. J 

Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common Coun- 
cil : The General Assembly of this State has passed 
an act entitled " An Actto authorize cities, incorpo- 
rated towns and townships to establish and maintain 
free public libraries and reading rooms,'- which 
was approved by the Governor March 7, 1872. I 
have procured for the use of your honorable body 
and the city a certified copy of the same from the 
Secretary of State, which I herewith transmit 

The second section of said act rends as follows : 
<* When any City Council shall have decided to es- 
tablish and maintain a public library and reading- 
room under this act, the Mayor of such city shall, 
with the approval of the city Coancil,proceed to ap- 
point a board of nine directors for the same, chosen 
from the citizens at large with reference to their fit- 
ness for such office, and not more than one member 
of the city Council shall be at any one time a mem- 
ter of said board." 



It will be seen from the foregoing that before the 
Mavor can send in names ot directoiS for your ap- 
proval it is a prerequisite that the Common Council 
shall dfcide to e.-taiilish and maintain a public lib- 
rary uU'ier the provisii ns of this act 

The act was passed wiih an emergency clause, and 
is there iore now m force, and ycur honorable body 
are at liberty to ordain that a public library and 
reading-room shall • be established for the city of 
Chicago at the earliest practicable moment. I 
think there should be as iittif dcl-.tyas po-ssible in 
perfecting an organization uiider this law, as large 
donations of valuable books have been made to the 
city of Chicago for the foundation of a great free 
libr.ry, which are ready for shipment as soon as a 
legally-constituted board of manageris are appointed 
to receive and cai'e for them. 

I herewith place before you a draft of an ordi- 
nance such as is contemplated by the section of the 
act wliich I have quoted, and hope that it, or some- 
thing equivalent, may be speedily enacted by the 
Common Council. Respectiully, 

Joseph Medill, Mayor. 

The following is the ordinance : 
An Obmnanoe establishing a Free Public Library and 

reading-room in. the city of Chicago : 
Be it Ordained by the. Common Council of the City of 

Chicago Section 1. That in parsuusce of and by 
authority of an act of the Generai Assembly of the 
State of iliinois, entitled "An actto authorize cities, 
incorporited towns, and townships to establish and 
maintain fiee public libraries and reading-rooms," 
approved March 7, 1872, the) e ^hall be, and there is 
hereby, established a free public library and read- 
ing-room for the use of the inhabitantsof the city 
of Chicago, to be known as The Chicago Public 
Library. 

Sec. 2. There shall be provided and set apart, 
under the direction of the Board of Public Works, a 
room for the reception ot any books that may be 
donated or procured for such library, until a per- 
manent location shall be otherwise provided. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage. 

Aid. Gardner moved that the communication and 
ordinance be referred to the Committee on Schools, 
with instructions to report at the next regular meet- 
ing of this Council. 

Aid McGrath moved that it be referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary, with instructions to report 
on next Monday evening. 

Aid. Oiis moved as a substitute that the engross- 
ment of the ordinance be waived. 



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Aid. Powell called for the previous question, and 
the call was sustained. 

The Chair (Aid. Daggy) decided that the motion of 
Aid. Otis was tiist iii order. 

Ald.Schatt'ner appealed from the decision of the 
chair. 

The question being " Shall the Chair be sus- 
tained," the ayes and noes were called, and the 
Chair was sustained by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Boweu, Otis, Coey, Mc- 
Genuiss, Thompson, McAvoy, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Hickey, Oulierton, Clowry, Clarke, Ogden, 
Busse, Woodman— 17. 

iVbes— Bailey, Bateham, Powell, Holden, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffuer, Lengacher, McCdffrey 
— 15. 

The question then being on the substitute of Aid. 
Otis, it was adopted by ayes and nots as follows : 
-4yes— Knickerbocker. Bowen, Otis, Coey. Mc- 
Genniss, Thomp-on, McAvoy, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmiiz, Hickey, Cisllerton, Holden, Schaft'nLr, 
McCaffrey, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman— 19. 

iV^oes— Tracy, Ba ley, Clowiy, Bateham, Powell, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Buehier, McGrath, 
Stout, L eiigacher— 13. 

The question being on the motion to waive the 
engrossment of the ordinance, the motion was lost 
by ayes and noes a* follows (the charter requiring 
thirty votes in tiie affirmative) : 

-4yes— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Coey, McOen- 
niss, Thompson, McAvoy, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Hickey, Culierton, Bailey, Olowry. Bateham, 
Hoiden, Heath, Buehler, McGr-ith, Schmidt, Schatf- 
ner, Clarke, Ogden. Busse, Woodman— 26. 

iVocs—Powell, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Stout, 
Lengacher, McCaffrey — 7. 

Aid. Gill moved that the communication and or- 
dinance be referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the resignation of Theodore 
Schintz as School Inspector of the Seventeenth 
Ward. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the resignation be ac- 
cepted. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Lengacher moved that the Council do now 
proceed to the election of a School Inspector for 
the Seventeenth Ward to fill the vacancy caused by 
the resignation of Theodore Schintz. 

The motion preva led. 

Aid. Otis moved to reconsider the vote last taken. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows: 

^^es— Knickerbocker, Otis, McGinniss, McAvoy, 
Stone, Schatfner, Clarke, Busse, Woodman— P. 

JVoes— Bowen, Coc-y, Thompson, Daggy, Schmitz, 
Tracy, H ckey, Culierton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Holden, Heath, Gardner, Sher- 
wood, Gill, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, 
Lengacher, McCaffrey, Ogden— 24. 

All. Holden mo\ed that the Clerk be instructed 
to collect the bnlots. 

The mot'on prevailed. 

Aid. Lengacher nominated Louis Schaffner. 

The Council proceeded to a ballott, with the fol- 
low ug result: 

Whole number of votes cast 33 

Nt cessa'v for a choice 17 

Of which 

Louis Schaffner rei eived 27 

Aid. Otis 1 

Theodore Schintz 1 

Blank 3 

Lou's Schaffner having received the majoriiy of 
al' the \otes ca-t, was duly declareil elec ed as 
School Insp 'Cior oltheSeveiitee th Ward, to till the 
vacancy caused by the resignation of Theo. schintz. 

Aid. Bateham presented a petition of citizens for 
a bridge at HarnsDU .street, which was 
Referred to Jie Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Otis presented a communication cover" ng a 
resolution directing the Board of Public \\ or^B to 



make plans for a bridge at Harrison street, and 
moved its adoption. 
The mot on prevailed. 
The following is the resolution as adopted : 
Resolved, That the Board of Public Works bo, and 
they are hereby, instructed to make the plans for a 
bridge over the river at Harrison street, and include 
the estimates for the cost of the same in their esti- 
mates for the next annual appropr ation bill. 

Aid. Sherwood presented a communication and 
draft of an ordinance from the Metropolitan Ga« 
Company, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas-Lights. 

Petition of the Mutual Gas Light Company for 
permission to lay pipe in the public slreits was 
Referred to ihe Committee on Gas-Lights. 

Aid. Holden presented the d-'aft of an ordinance 
amendii g section 24 of chap'cr 9 Revsed Ordi- 
nances, entitled Fire Department, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Petition of property-owners for water pipe on 
" B" street, Irom Southport avenue to Dominick 
street, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of citizens for lamp-p sts on Marshfield 
avenue, between Jackson and Van Buren street*, 
was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of property-owners on Chicago avenue 
for the completion of the improvement on said 
street was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, Wee* 
Division. 

Petition of citizens for water-pipe on Wood, New- 
ton, Thomas and Lincoln streets, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of citizens for sidewalk on west side of 
L ncoln street bet" een Thomas and Augusta street«,( 
and on the north side of Augusta,between Wood and 
Lincoln street, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works 

Petition of Jacob Shenback for a f rcc pedler'8 li- 
cense was 
Granted. 

Pptition of A. H. Meynell for a free pedler's II- 

cen.se was 
Granted. 

Communication of Henry M. Stow relative to 
wooden block pavement was 

Hefer ed to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Petition of James Meara for compensation for per- 
sonal injuries was 
Referred to Committee on Finance. 

Petition of A. S. Piper for compensation for 
damages to a building, was 
Reierred to the committee on Finance. 

Aid. Holden presented a draft of an ordinance 
concerning the posting or p lintii g ot public notices: 
and a<lvertiseme. ts in the street-* and upon public 
and private pro^jerty in the city, which wa-< 

Referred to th" Committee on Wharves and Publie 
Grounds. 

Aid. Woodman presented an order directing the 
Boad of I'ublic \\ orks to place a six-foot sidewalk 
om the noth s de of II inois t-tieet, from Wells to 
Pine stree , and moved its passage. 

'Ihe mot on prev.rled. 

The followinir is the or-^er rs pnfscd : 

Ohderkti, That the Bo ird of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby .directed to place a six fool sidewalk 
o I the north side of Illinois sti-cet. from Wells 
street to Pine street. 



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Petition of citizens for a sewer on Irwin and Ar- 
thur streets was ,,. .^ , 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of J. G. Bronson, for compensation for 
damasestohis property caused by removing the locks 
at Br di?cport, wms 

Beferred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Woodman presented an order for lamp-posts 
on Noith Water street, which was 
Beferred to the Board oC Public Works. 

Aid. McGrath presented a resolution requesting 
the Board of Public Works to cause the rebuilding 
of Chicago avenue bridge, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution asadr>pted: 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby. requested to cause the rebuilding of 
Chicago avenue bridge without further delay. 

Aid. Busse presented a resolution relative to what 
action has been taken in regard to the building of 
Wells street bridge, and moved itsadoption. 

The motion p'-evailed. 

The following is the resolution a?= adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, ordered to report to this Council 
at the next regular meeting what action, if any, had 
bee takt^n itrreita d to the rebuilding of Wells street 
bridge across the Chicago river, and if a contract 
for rebui 'ding said bridge had been let, and if such 
contract had been let, why the contractor did not 
commence on said work. 

Aid. Tracy presented an order for a fire-alarm box 
on or near the corner of Douglas place and Halsted 
Btreet, and moved its passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

The follow'ng is the order as passed : 

Ordered, Thai the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, directed to place a fiie-alarmbox 
on or near the corner of Douglas place and Halsted 
Btreet. 

Aid. Tracy presented an order requesting the 
removal of the track of the Chicago an I St. Louis 
railroad on Reuben street b tween Archer avenue 
and Muliisiran street, which was 

Beferred to the Committee on Bailroads. 

Petition of Dr. W. D. Miner for compensation for 
medical attendance on city employes, waa 
EefeiTtid to Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hickey moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ, and demandel the ayes and noes. 
The motion was lost by the following ^ ote : 
.<42/es— McA\oy, Hickey, Bailey, Clowry, Busse 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Coey, Mc- 
Genniss, Thompson, Daetry, Stone, Schm'lz, Tracy, 
Cullerton, Bateh im, Powell, Holden, Heath, Gard- 
ner, Sherwood, Gill, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Clarke, 
Ogden, Woodman— 28. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of the ('ommittee on Judiciary on the L ake 
Front matter, laid over and published March 11, 
1872. 

Aid. Buehler moved that the report be tabled tem- 
porarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of Committee on Schools on petition of 
John A. Tyrrell, for aba'ementof rent on school land 
in the burnt dirtrict, laid over and published March 
11. 1872. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the report be concurred 
in, and the res^olution accompanying the tame be 
adopted. 

The mofon prevailed 

The follovving is ihc resolution adop'^cd : 

Resolved, That theLawDepartment of ths city be, 
and they are hereby, directed to prepare and report | 



to this Council, without delay, an ordinance con- 
taining provisions to the following effect : 

That all lessees of school lots or lands in the burnt 
district who will, within thirty days after the pas- 
sage of such ordinance, enter into an agreement or 
obligation, to be prepared by the Law Department, 
to pay 60 per cent, of the rents due on the present 
valuation for each of the two years ending May, 
1872, within thirty days thereafter, shall be entitled 
to a revaluation for the ensuiny three ye^rs, and be 
exempt from the payment of the other 40 per cent, 
for the two years ending May, 1872 ; and that the 
ordinance be so framed as to give the benefit of this 
proposition to those who have paid, as well as those 
who have failed to pay, their rents. 

Report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, on the ordinance for thevacation of 
Quincy street, from Clark street to Dearborn street, 
laid over and published March 11, 1872. 

Aid. McAvoy moved to waive the engrossment of 
the ordinance. 

The motion was lost by the following vote, the 
charter requiring thirty vo esin the affirmative : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Coey, Mc- 
Genniss, Thompson, McAvoy, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bate- 
ham, Holden, Gill, Buehler, Schafluer, Clarke^ 
Ogden, Woodman — 22. 

Noes — Hickey, Powell. Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, 
McGrath. Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Busse— 11. 

Aid. Tracy moved to concur in the report, and ree- 
fer the ordinance lo the Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Streets and Alleys 
West Division, on remonstrance against cindering 
E'Pton avenue, laid over and published March 11, 
1872. 

A'd. Buehler moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Railroads on thft 
ordinance granting permission to Charnley 
Bros & Co. to lay down a rail oad tiack across 
Cologne street, laid over and published March 11, 
1872 

A d Clarke moved to waive the engrossment of 
the ordinance 

Tht- motion was lost by the following vote, the 
charter requiring thirty votes in the afliiraative : 

-/lyfis— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis. Coey, Mc- 
GennisB.Thompson, Mc Avoy, Daggy, "^tonCiSchmitz,, 
Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Clowry, Bateham, Pow- 
ell, Iloden, Hea h. Gardner, Shei-wood, 
Gill, Buehler, McGrath. Schaff'ner, Lengacher, Mc- 
Caft' ev, C arke, Ogden, Woodman— 29. 

iVocs— Bail y, Schmidt, Stout, Busse— 4. 

Aid. Clarke n-ov. d to refer the ordinance to th© 
Clerk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

Report of the Committee on Railroads on the or- 
dit ance gran ing permission to Alex. Bell and 
James Turner to lay a raihoad track ac oss Archer 
avenue, la'd over a'd published M:irchll, 1872. 

Aid. (;larke moved that the engro^8ment of the 
ordinance be waived. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows, 
the charter requiring thirty votes in the aflirma- 
tve): 

-.4//«s— Kn'ckerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Coey, Mc- 
Genniss, Thompson, McAvoy. Oaggy, Stone* 
Tracy, Cnl'erton, Bateham, Powell, Heath. Gill, 
Buclilcr, Stout, Schafiiier, tjlarke, Ogden, Busse, 
Woodman — 22. 

Noes — Hici-ey, Bailey, Clowry, Holden, Gardner, 
Sherwood, McGrath, Sclimidlj Lengacher, McCaf 
fiey— 10. 

Aid. 'Mark moved to ic''er the ordinance to the 
Clerk tor enjiiossmenT. 

A'd. Holden dema"ded the ayes and noes, and the 
mot'on prevail d by the fol owing vote : 

Tjyr.v— KncVcrho'cKcr, Bowei ,Otis, Coey, McOon- 
niss, Thompson, McAvoy, Daygy, Slone, Tracy, 
Cullerton, Bateham, lowcll, llealh, Sherwood, 



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Buehler, SohafFner, McCaflFrey, Clarke, Ogden, 
Busse, Woodman— 21. 

iV^oes—Hickey, Bailey, Clowry, Ilolden, Gardner, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Leugacher — 9. 

Aid. Daggy moved to reconsider the vote Dy 
which the report of the Committee on Schools on 
the sale of the old Bridewell property was con- 
curred in, and the accompanying resolution, adopted 
at the last regular meeting. 

The motion prevaikd. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the report and resolution 
be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. DagL^y presented a resolution in relation to 
the sale or lease of the old Bridewell lot, and moyed 
its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the City Comptroller be, and he is 
berebv, directed to advertise for bids for the sale of 
the old Bridewell lot and the 12^ feet north of it, 
as a whole or for parts thereof, us represented by a 
eubdivisional map hereto attached, on canal time 
at 7 per cent, per annum interest ; that he also ad- 
vertise for bids for the rent of the same for the term 
of five years, in whole or in part, according to said 
subdiviii^onal map, and that he report all bids he 
may receive to this Council. 

SPECIAL ORDERS. 

The presiding officer directed that the special 
order, the ordinance isi relation to the Chicago, Co- 
lumbus and Indiana Central railroad, be|now taken 
up. 

Aid. Gill moved to concur in the report and waive 
the ev'gro.-sment of the ordinance. 

Aid. Clowry moved to amend section three by 
inserting after the word " viaduct" in the 
sixteenth line as printed in the Conncil prooe dings 
the words " and approaches to said viaducts" and 
after the words " provicieii, iiowcver." the words 
" that the said viaduct or via-^lucts shall have ap- 
proaches tliereto on either side thereof with the 
proper ai'ea on either side -of said 
approaches; said appi'oaches to have an elevation 
of not more than one foot to e ery lorty feet in the 
length ihereo., and that said approaches to said via- 
ducts shall likewise be erected and built by and at 
the expense of saidniil road company. 

The amendment prevailed. 

The question then bei:ig on the motion of Aid. 
Gill, it was io^t by ayes and noes as follows ; 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Bowtn, Otis, Coey,McGen- 
ness, Thompson, McAvoy, Dag<j;y, Stone, Tracy, 
CuUerton. Bailey, Clowry, Bitcham, Powell, Hol- 
den, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Buehler, Mc- 
Grath, Schatlner, Clarke, Ogden, Woodman— 26. 

JVoes — Sciimitz, Hickey, Schmidt, Stout, Len- 
gacher, McCaffrey, Busse — 7 

Aid. Gill m )ve(i that the ordinance as amended be 
referred to the Cierk for engrossment, and made the 
Sf)ecial order for next Monday evening at 7^ 
o'clock. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Powell moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes— Rickey , CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, Powell, 
Schmidt, Stout, McCaffrey, Busse— 9. 

iVbes— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis,Coey, McGen- 
nie, Thompson, McAvoy, Dasgy, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Bateham, Holden, Heath, Gardner, Sher- 
wood, Gill, Buehler, McGrath, Schaft'ner, Lengacher, 
Clarke, Ogden, Woodman — 24. 



The presiding officer directed that the special 
order, the ordinance relating to the Chicago and 
La Salle Railroad dmpany be now taken up. 

Aid. Bailey called for the reading of the ordi- 
nance. 

A part of the ordinance having been read, Aid. 
Buehler moved that further reading be dispensed 
with. 

Aid. Bailey demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevaiUd by the following vote : 

Ayes— Bowen, Otis, McGenni s. Thomp-on, Mc-' 
Avoy, Da'.'gy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Cullerton, 
Holden, Heath, Gill, Buehler, McCirath, Schmidt, 
Stout, Schatfner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Clarke, Og- 
den, Woodman— 23. 

jVoes— Knickerbocker, Coey, Hickey, Bailey, 
Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Gai'dnei', Sherwood, 
Busse— 10. 

Aid. Clowry moved to amend the ordinance by 
adding to it the following : 

Sec. 10. The riiihts and privileges hereby granted 
are upon the iurther express conditions th;it the La- 
Salle and Chicago ilailroad Company shall purchase 
(and i^ay for the same) irom ail the owners of prop- 
erty who may desire to sell the same, the prop- 
erty which they respectively now own, fronting 
upon any street, before it lays its track upon the 
part of eald street in front of said property, and in 
case the property-owners above relerred to and said 
railroad company ca'Uiot as'ee upon the value of 
said premises as above stitecl. then said property- 
owners shad select one pc! son, said railroad com- 
pany one pe son, and said two men so selected shall ' 
select a third person, and ^ aid three per.-ons so se- 
lected shall be and are hereby constituted a com- 
mittee of arbitration, and who f-hall appraise the 
value of said premises within 30 days of the said 
appointment, and the appraisement and decision of 
said three persons, or of a majority of s.iid three 
persons, shall bo final and binding upon said rail- 
road company and upon said property-owners. The 
term ''fronting" fchall be nekl to include both 
fronts of corner lots. 

Aid Clarke moved to lay the amendment of Aid. 
Cowry on the table. 

The motion was lost by ayes and no^'S, as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes— Otis, Tracy, Clarke, Woodman— 4. 

jyoes — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Coey, McGcnni.ss, 
Thompson, McAvoy, Baguy, Stone, Schmidt, 
Hickey, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, 
Holden, Heath, Gardner, Sherw(iod. Giil, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt. Stiut, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Ogdfn, Basse— 28. 

Aid. Thompson moved to amend the ordinance by 
inserting a j)roviso " That the Chicago and La Salle 
Eailroad Company shall not, in entering the city, 
reoccupy or cross the depot grounds of another 
company." 

ADJOUBNMENT. 

Aid. McGeuniss moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes— Bowen, McGenniss, Thompson, Schmitz, 
Hickey, Cuilerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Stout, Lengacher, McCaffrey , Busse— 19. 

j\roes__Knickerbocker. Otis, COey, McAvoy, Dag- 
gy, Stone, Tracy, Holden. Heath, Gill, Schaffner, 
Clarke, Ogden, Woodman — 14. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present — Aldermen Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, dowry, Batch am, 
Powell, Holden, Sweet, Heath, Gardner, Sher- 
wood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Stout, Schaflner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Clarke, 
Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. President. 

Absent — Aldermen Bowen, Dixon, Bond, Verdier, 
Witbeck, and Carney. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held March 18, 1872, be approved without 
being read. 

The motion prevailed. 
PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDI- 
NANCES. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from his Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, March 25, 1872. 
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Common 

Council : 

I desire to call the attention of your honorable 
body to the necessity that exists for an ordinance 
for regulating and permitting the use of the space 
under the sidewalks for vaults and other purposes. 
The ground underneath the walks, as well as the 
space over them, belongs to the city. The munici- 
pal corporation owns and controls the whole street 
from tne front line of the abutting lot on each side 
thereof, and no person can legally occupy or use any 
portion of such street for vaults under the side- 
walks, or build staii-ways in the walks down to 
basements or vaults, or fence off a part of the side- 
walk for areas, or occupy it for projecting steps, 
stoops, porches, or outside stairways leading to 
upper stories, or for projecting signs, awnings, or 
windows, without the authority or permission of the 
city government. 

I have consulted the law department of the city 
on this subject, and herewith transmit to your hon- 
orable body the written opinion of the Corporation 
Counsel touching the same, together with a form of 
an ordinance to remedy a defect in the existing 
ordinances in relation to the occupancy of parts 
of sidewalks and the constniction of vaults beneath 
them. 

The city may exact reasonable rent from property- 
owners for the use of this space beneath the side- 
walks, as before mentioned; but its collection would 
be attended with trouble and vexations, and the 
amount would be subject to continual dispute and 



complaint and be liable to be raised or reduced 
each year. The better course, it seems to me, 
would be to require the property .holders to con- 
struct and maintain suitable sidewalks in front of 
their premises, under the directions of the Board of 
Public Works, and in consideration of the right to 
use the space aforesaid for vaults, areas, stairways 
and other purposes. 

I therefore recommend the euoctment by the 
Common Council of the accompanying draft of an 
ordinance, or of one sxibstantially embodying its 
provisions. Joseph Medill, Mayor. 

The following is the opinion of the Corporation 
Counsel : 
Hon. Joseph Medill, Mayor : 

At your request I have examined as to the rights 
of the city in regard to the space under the sidewaikn 
occupied by the adjacent property -holders for vaults, 
etc . I amof the opinion that the sidewalk is a com- 
ponent part of the street, and that the manner in 
which the city obtains the title to the street, whether 
by dedication, condemnation, or otherwise, makes no 
difference as to the rights of the city. Not only has 
the city title to the street, but, by the charter, ex- 
press power is given " to control and regulate the 
streets and alleys-" City charter, sec. 8, chap. 4. By 
the term " street" is to be understood the space 
from the lot lines on one side to the lot lines upon 
the opposite side. Our Supreme Court has directly 
so decided in a case where, as stated by the court, 
the qnestion was, What shold be and are known as 
the streets of the city ? "The streets of a city ex- 
tend to and include that portion thereof occupied or 
used for sidewalks. * * * The space occu- 
pied therefor is a part of the street 
originally established." City of Bloomiugton 
vs. Bay, 42 111 , 503. It is only upon this 
jsrround that the term street includes the sidewalk— 
that cities have been held liable for negligence in 
not keeping the sidewalks in repair. Our charter, 
recognizing this principle of law, "that the sidewalk 
is a component part of the street," gives express 
power to the Board of Public Works " to regulate 
the building or placing of vaults under streets, al- 
leys, and sidewalks, and requires such oompensa- 
tion for the privilege as they shall deem reasonable 
and jnst, subject to the approval of the Council." 
Sec. 12, chap. 6, Gary's Laws and Ordinances. 

There is, therefore, no doubt that any person 
using the space under the sidewalk without a per- 
mit therefor is doing so without right or authority, 
and that the city can prevent such use except upon 
compliance with such reasonable terms as the city 
by its permit may impose. 



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I am informed by the Board of Public Works 
that no permits to use the space under the side- 
walks have ever been granted by the Board. A 
reasonable rent may be imposed or the city may 
require the property-holder to construct, 
maintain, and keep in repair the side- 
walk, as a condition upon which the 
space under the sidewalk may be used, and as a 
compensation for the privilege granted. To require 
a rental would be attended with much difficulty as 
to making and renewing leases and collection of 
small rents. 

I would advise that the city require the consti'uc- 
tion, maintaining, and repairing of sidewalks as a 
compensation to the city for the privilege granted. 

M. F. TULET, 

Corporation Counsel. 
THE ORDINANCE. 
is as follows : . 
Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Sbotion 1. No person shall be allowed to occupy 
or use for vaults, areas, or other purposes, the 8j)ace 
beneath the sidewalk, as included within the side- 
walk lines on any street in said city, unless a per- 
mit therefor shall have first been 
obtained from the Board of Public 
Works of said city; such permits to continue, 
and to be issued only upon the condition that 
the party receiving the same shall, as a 
compensation for the privileges granted by said per- 
mit, build, maintain, and keep in repair a sidewalk 
over such space intended to be used for vaul;s, 
areas, or other purposes, such sidewalk to be of the 
material, and constructed in the manner particularly 
specified in such permit. 

Sec. 2. Such permits shall specify in general terms 
the purposes for which the space under the sidewalk 
shall be used, and shall also contain a condition that 
upon the failure to construct, maintain or repair 
such sidewalk, in accordance with any order that 
may from time to time be given by said Board of 
Public Works, the permit may be declared annulled 
by said Board of Public Works, and that all rights 
and privileges under such permit shall cease from 
the time such permit shall so be declared annulled. 
The fee for the issuance of every such permit shall 
be$l. 

Sec. 3. Any owner, builder, or other person who 
shall, in violation of this ordinance, occupj' or use 
any part of a public street beneath or under any 
such sidewalks, or included within the sidewalk 
lines, or if there be no such sidewalk, shall occupy 
or use below the grade such part thereof as comes 
within the sidewalk lines of such street a permit 
first had and obtained under this ordinance, shall be 
liable to a fine of $25 for the first offense, and to a 
like fine for every 24 hours such occupation or use, 
without such permit, shall continue. 

Seo.4. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage and due publication. 

Aid. Gill moved that the communication and ac- 
companying papers be referred to the Committee on 
Police. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of the National Gas-Light Company to 
lay pipes and an ordinance for the same, was 
Keferred to the Committee on Gas-Lights. 

Petition of citizens asking for the opening of a 
fifteen-foot alley in block 4, Delevan's addition, 
from White to Oak street, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Remonstrance against granting to Bell & Turner 
permission to lay a railroad tracK across Archer 
avenue, was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Remonstrance of citizens against granting Jameg 
Turner the right to lay a switch and side track 
across Archer avenue, was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Petition of Martin Broelfor a free pedler's license 
was 



Referred to the Committee on Liaenses. 

Petition of Simon Cohn for a free pedler's license, 
was 
Referred to the Committee onJ^Licenses. 

Petition of .Facob Wachenheimer for a free ped- 
ler's license, was 
Referred to the Committee on, Licenses. 

Petition of Jacob Capner for a free pedler's li- 
cense, was ■'^'^ 
Referred to the]Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Charles Sievert for a free pedler's 
license, was 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Cornelius Cronan for a fx*ee pedler's 
license, was 
Referred to"the Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of Charles Schreiber for a free pedlers' 
lincense, was 
Granted. » 

Aid. Bateham presented a series of resolutions 
adopted at a meeting of citizens, protesting against 
the passage of the ordinance granting the right of 
way to the Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Centi'al 
Railv/ay Co.,;which were 

Laid on the table 'temporarily. 

Petition of E. Mendsen & Co- for permission to 
lay a railroad track across Twenty-Second street 
near Fisk street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Remonstrances of property-owners against the 
passage of an ordinance allowing the La Salle and 
Chicago Railroad Company to lay down and operate 
their tracks in the city of Chicago, was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Stone presented the draft of an ordinance 
regulating the manner of loading wagons and other 
vehicles, which was 

Referred to^the°Committee on Railroads. 

Petition of John N. Staples for compensation for 
damages to be caused by building a viaduct across 
Sixteenth street, was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and 
ordinance for a sidewalk on the east side of Levee 
street, from Fuller street to Northwestern avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Tracy, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage, and passed 
by ayes and noes as follows: 

-<42/es— Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, 
CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, 
Sweet, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, 
Buehler, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
Clarke, Ogden,Busse, Woodman, Mr. President— 31. 

JVoes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalks on the west 
side of Lincoln street, from Thomas street to Au- 
gusta street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Bate- 
ham, the ordinance was put upon its passage, and 
passed by ayes and noes as follows : 

^2/es— Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, 
CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Sweet, 
Heath, Gardner, Shei-wood, Gill, Cleveland, 
Buehler, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 31. 

iVoes— None. 

Also, 
A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the east side 
of High street, from Wrbster avjenue to Fullerton 
avenue. 



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By unanimous consent on, motion of Aid. Bailey, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed 
by ayes and noes* as follows : 

udyes— Kuiciierbocker, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, 
Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell,Sweet, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood. Gill, Cleveland, Bueh- 
ler, Schmidt. Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, Clarke, 
Ogden, Buese, Woodman, Mr. President— 31. 

iVbes— None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the north 
.side of Augusta street, from Wood street to Lincoln 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Stone, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed 
by ayes and noes, as follows : 

^2/es— Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, 
Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Sweet, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Bueh- 
ler, Schmidt, Stout, Schaflfner, Lengacher, Clarke, 
Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. President— 31. 

iVoes—None . 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the east 
side of Post street, from Ashland avenue to southern 
terminus of Post street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. Tracy, 
the ordinance was put upon its passage and passed 
by ayes and noes, as follows : 

.42/es— Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Thompson, Bailey, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, 
Hickey, Cullerton,'Clowry, Bateham, Powell , Sweet, 
Heath, Gardner, Shei-wood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, L engacher, Clarke, Og- 
den, Busse, Woodman, Mr. President— 31. 

JVoes — None. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance for sidewalk on the east 
side of Ashland avenue, from West Twenty-second 
street to Post street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion Aid. of Thomp- 
son, the ordinance was put upon its passage and 
passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McGenness, 
Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, 
Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Sweet, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Bueh- 
ler, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, Clarke, 
Ogden, Busse, Woodma.n, Mr. President— 31. 

iVo«s— None. 

Report of the Board of Inspectors of the House of 
Correction from August 10th, 1871, to December 
3l8t, 1871, inclusive. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the report be referred 
to the Committee on Bridewell. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Corporation Counsel presented a report as to 
the right of the Common Council to grant free li- 
censes, which was ordered to be 

Published and placed on file. 

Thefollowingisthe report: 

City Law Departmekt, } 
Chicago, March 25, 1872. ) 
To the Common Council of the city of Chicago: 

A petition of Cornelius Cronan for a free pedlar's 
license was referred to me by your honorable body, 
for my opinion as to the right of the Council to 
grant the free license. I have carefully examined 
the question and report that the power to exact a 
license for pursuing any given occupation or busi- 
ness is derived from the General Assembly of the 
State, acting under the constitutional provision 
upon that subject. Under the constitution of 1848 
the Legislature had power to tax peddlers, auction- 
eers, etc. in such manner as the Legislalature might 
from, time to time direct." In discussing 
this provision the Supreme Court of this 
State has said; " This power the 
L egislature can delegate to municipal authorities. 
If the latter were to attempt to use the discretion 
thus confided to them in the way of favoritism be- 
tween individuals, imposing a higher license on one 
person than on another exercising the same cixlling 



under the same circumstances and with equal facili- 
ties or profit, it might be urged with great force that 
such action was an abuse of their discretion and 
could not be sustained. " 

City of East St. liOuis vs. Weiberg, 46 Ills., 392. 
The constitution of 1870, in my opinion, is directly 
prohibitory upon the Legislature granting to muni- 
cipal authorities power to pass ordinances upon this 
subject which are not uniform in their operation. 

It provides for a tax upon pedlers, auctioneers, 
etc., in substantially the same language as the old 
constitution, but with this important addition, that 
the tax shall "be uniform as to the class upon 
which it operates." Sec. 1, Art. 9, Constitution 
1870. 

The law is well settled that all ordinances should 
be uniform in their application throughout the 
limits in which they have operation. An ordinance 
regarding pedlers, or any other licensed occupation, 
must be general in its nature, and operate alike 
upon all persons pursuing the same calling, and as 
a general proposition an ordinance would be void 
which granted special immunities to any person or 
portion of the inhabitants for their individual benefit 
or gain. 

To this effect are City of East St. Louis vs. Well- 
burg, 50 Ills., 29; 2. City of Bloomington vs. Wahl, 
46 Ills., 96. 

If no particular person or number of persons 
could be exempted from the tax or license in the 
same ordinance that imposes the license on the re- 
mainder of the community, it is equally clear that 
what cannot be directly done i n one ordinance can- 
not be indirectly done by the passage of two or 
more orders or ordinances. 

I am aware that the practice of granting free li- 
censes to individuals, also of granting special per- 
mits to erect or remove frame buildings, has pre- 
vailed for many years, and that some hardships may 
result by the discontinuance of the practice ; but it 
must be also considered that special exemptions 
from the operation of general ordinances or special 
privileges, granted for individual (not the public) 
benefit, lessens the respect of the people for the city 
ordinances in general, and creates a discontent 
which renders their enforcement both diflScult and 
uncertain. 

But without regard to the effect that the discon- 
tinuance of the practice may have I am satisfied 
that the Council has, in so acting, proceeded with- 
out authority of law, and that no power exists to 
grant the free license petitioned for. Respectfully, 

M. F. TULEY, 

Corporation Counsel. 
SPECIAL OEDEB. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the en- 
grossed ordinance concerning the Columbus, Chi- 
cago and Indiana Central Railroad, be now taken 
up. 

Aid. Clarke moved that the ordinance be passed. 

Aid. Stout pj-esented a protest from the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railroad Company against the 
passage of the ordinance, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Stout moved to amend the ordinance by 
striking out the second paragraph of section 4. 

Aid . Gill demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 

^yes— Knickerbocker, Coey, Stone, Schmitz, Cul- 
lerton, Sweet, Sherwood, Schmidt, Stout, Schaff^ 
ner, Clarke, Woodman— 12. 

Noes — Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Tracy, 
Hickey, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell , Holden, 
Heath, Gardner. Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Len- 
gacher, McCaffrey, Ogden, Busse, Mr. President — 21. 

The question being on the motion of Aid. Clarke 
to pass the ordinance. 

Aid. Stout demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote, the charter 
requiring thirty votes in the affirmative : 

^2/es— Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Tracy, Cullerton, Bailey, 
Clowry, Bateham, Sweet, Heath, Gardner, Sher- 
wood, Buehler, Schaffner, Ogden, Mr. President 
—20. 

iVoes— Schmitz, Hickey, Powell, Holden, Oill, 



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Oh'velaijd, Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Clarke, Basse, Woodman— 13. 

Aid. Gill moved to reconsider the vote last taken. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Buehler moved that the ordinance be laid 
over temporarily until Monday April 1, at 8 o'clock 
p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bateham moved that all remonstrances 
against the passage of the ordinance be taken up at 
the same time. 

The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Railroads and an ordi 
iiancc concerning the Chicago andLa Salle Railioad 
Company, laid over and published March 11, 1S72; 
pending at the adjournment of the Council, Majch 
18, 1872. 

Aid. Gardner moved to amend the ordinance by 
adding the following section : 

Sec. 10. The rights and privileges shall be upon 
the further express condition that forty miles of the 
said La Salle and Chicago Kailroad, commencing at 
the city limits, shall be built and in operation within 
two years from the passage of the ordinance ; Pro- 
vided, however. That if said railroad company shall 
l)e delayed by the order or injunction of any court, 
the time of such delay shall be excluded and the 
same time in addition to said term of two years 
shall be allowed for the building and putting in 
operation of said forty miles as that during which 
said company may be so delayed. 

Aid. Bailey moved to strike out the word " two " 
and insert the word "one." 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

^2/es— Knickerbocker, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Holden, Schmidt, 
Stout, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Busse— 14. 

iVoes— Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, 
Stone, CuUerton, Sweet, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, 
fiill, Cleveland, Buehler, Schaffner, Clarke, Ogden, 
Woodman— 18. 

The question being on the amendment of Aid. 
Gardner, it was adopted by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

^2/es— Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Clowry, 
Powell, Ilolden^ Sweet, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, 
Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Schaffner, Clarke, Og- 
den, Woodman— 23. 

iVoes— Hi ckey, CuUerton, Bailey, Bateham, 
Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Busse — 9. 

Aid. Thompson moved to amend section 4 by in- 
serting after the words "Board of Public Works," 
in twelfth line, and before the words "may from 
time to time require," the words " or the Common 
Council." 

The amendment prevailed by ayes and noes as 
Ibllows : 

Ayes— Otis, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Ilolden, Sweet, Heath, Gardner, 
Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Clarke, 
Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. President — 31. 

jVoes — Coey — 1. 

Aid. Clowry moved to amend the ordinance by 
adding to it the following : 

Sec. 11. The rights and privileges hereby granted 
are uiX)D the further express conditions that the La 
Salle and Chicago Railroad Company shall purchase 
':arid pay for the same) from all the owners of prop- 
erty who may desire to sell the same, the property 
which they respectively now own, fronting upon 
any street, before it lays its track upon the part of 
said strict in front of said property, and in case 
the property-owners above referred to 
and said railroad company cannot agree 
upon the value of said premises as above 
stated, tiien said property-owners shall select one 
penson, said railroad company one person, and said 
two persons so selected shall select a third person, 
and said three persens so selected shall be and are 
hereby constituted a committee of arbitration, and 
who shall appraise the value of said premises with- 
in 30 days^of the siiid appointment, and the ap- 



I praisement and decision of said three persons, or of 
I a majority of said three persons, shall be final and 
; binding upon "said railroad company and upon said 
! property-owners. The term "fronting" shall be 
I held to include both fronts of corner lots. 
i Aid. Holden moved as a substitute for the araend- 
i ment of Aid. Clowry the following: 
j The rights and privileges hereby granted are upon 
j the further express conditions that the LaSaUe and 
I Chicago Railroad Company shall purchase (and pay 
for the same) from all resident owners who may de- 
j sire to sell the same, the property upon which they 
respectively now reside,fronting upon any street,be- 
' fore it lays its tracks upon the part of said street in 
' front of the said property, and in case the property- 
j owners above referred to and said railroad company 
cannot agree upon the value ofsaid premises as above 
! stated, then the said property-owners shall select 
one person, said railroad company one person, and 
said two men so selected shall select a third person, 
and said three persons so selected shall be and are 
hereby constituted a committee of arbitration, and 
who shall appraise the value of said premises within 
thirty (30) days after said appointment, and the ap- 
praisement and decision of said three persons, or of 
a majority of such three persons, shall be final and 
binding upon said railroad company, and upon said 
property-owners. The term " fronting" shall be 
held to include both fronts of corner lots. 

The substitute of Aid. Holdeu was lost by the fol- 
lowing vote : 

.dyes- Daggy, Tracy, Hickey, Powell, Holden, 
Gill, Schaffner, Ogden, Woodman, Mr. President 
—10. 

JVbes— Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Thompson, Stone, Schmitz, CuUerton, Bailey, Clow- 
ry, Bateham, Sweet, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, 
Cleveland, Buehler, Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, 
McCaffrey, Clarke, Busse— 23. 

The question then being on the amendment of 
Aid. Clowry, it was adopted by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes— Coey, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, 
Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, Powell, Sweet, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Cleveland, Buehler, Schmidt, 
Stout, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Busse— 20. 

Noes — Knickerbocker. Otis, McGenniss, Thomp- 
son, Bateham, Holden, Heath, Gill, McGrath, 
Schaffner, Clarke, Ogden, Woodman, Mr. President 
—14. 

Aid. Powell moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 

Aid. Bailey moved to lay the motion of Aid. Pow- 
ell on the table. 

The motion to table was lost by ayes and noes as 
follows : 

Ayes — Thompson, Schmitz, Tracy,Hickey, Bailey, 
Clowry, Gardner, Buehler, Schmidt, Stout, Len- 
gacher, McCaffrey, Busse — 13. 

Noes — Otis, Coey. McGenniss, Daggy, Stone, Cul- 
lei-ton. Bateham, Powell, Holden. Sweet, Heath, 
Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, McGrath, Schaffner, 
Clarke, Ogden, Woodman, Knickerbocker, Mr. 
President— 21. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Powell to reconsider the vote by which the amend- 
ment of Aid. Clowry was adopted, it was carried by 
ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Thompson, Daggy, Stone. Tracy, CuUerton, Bate- 
ham, Powell, Holden, Sweet, Heath, Gardner, Sher- 
wood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, Schaftner,^CIark, 
Ogden, Woodman, Mr. President — 24. 

Noes — Schmitz, Hickey, Bailey, Clowry, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Busse— 10. 

Aid. Woodman moved that the whole subject 
matter be laid over for three weeks. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Daggy, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Clowry, Bate- 
ham, Powell, Holden, Sweet, Heath, Gardner, Sher- 
wood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schaff- 
ner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Clarke, Ogden, Wood- 
man, Mr. President — 27. 



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Schmitz, Bailey, 



iVoes— Thompson, Stone, 
Schmidt, Stout, Busse—T. 



Aid. Clarke moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Bailey, Clowry, 
Sweet, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Stout, 
Lengacher, McCaffrey, Clarke. Og.ien, Bus^e — 16. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Thompson, Dags<y, Stone, CuUerton, Bateham, 
Powell, Holden, Heath, Gardtier, Sherwood, 
Schmidt, Sohaffner, Woodman— 17. 
RESOLUTIONS. 

Aid. McGenniss presented a resolution author- 
izing the Comptroller to advertise for proposals to 
purchase lot corner of West Washington and Clinton 
streets, and moved its adoptioTu 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the City Comptroller be, a d he is 
hereby, authorized and directed to advertise for 
proposals to jjurchase of the city the lot corner of 



West Washington and Clinton streets, now occupied 
by a hose house, and report to this Council. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Schmidt presented 
the petition of Thomas Shudackerfor the refunding 
of a fine, which was 

Referred to the «^ommittee on Finance. 
ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Stout moved that the Council do now 
adjourn, and demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

^2/es— Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Bailey, Gardner, 
Sherwood, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Lengacher, McCa^rey, Clarke, 
Ogden, Busse,Mr. President— 18. 

Noes — Knickei'bocker, Otis, Coey, McGennJss, 
Thompson, Daggv, Stone, Cullerton, Clowry, Bate- 
ham, Powell, Efolden, Heath, Schaffner, Woodman 
—15. 

And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTOHKISS, 

City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Pr«ertt— Aldermen Knickerbocker, Otie, Dixon, 
Coey, McGennies, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Rickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Bate- 
bam, Powell, Bond, Veidier, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Cleveland, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Siout, Schatfner, Lengacher, McCatFrcy, 
Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busue, Woodman, Mr. 
President. 

J6«enf— Aldermen Bowcn.Clowry, Holden, Gill, 
and Buehler. 

MINUTES. 
Aid. Clark moved that the minutes of the last 
regular meeting be approved without being read. 
The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS. 

Remonstrance of property owners against the 
opening of an alley in block 21, in Johnston, Rob- 
erts & Storrs' addition, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Thompson presented 
an order for sidewalks on south side of Wabhington 
street, between Market ana Franklin, and on west 
side of Franklin, between Washington and Madison, 
and on Wabash avenue from Madison to river, and 
moved that the order be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be di- 
rected to build a temporary sidewalk on the south 
side of Washington street, between Market and 
Franklin streets, on the west side of Franklin 
street, between Washington and Madison streets, 
on Wabash avenue, from Madison street to the 
river, and on the east side of Dearborn street from 
Madison street to the river. 

Communication from the Chicago Board of Under- 
writers nominating Lewis H. Davis to the office of 
Fire Commissioner, rice J. E. Chadwick resigned, 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Stone moved to reconsider the vote by which 
the petition of John M. Staples for compensation 
for damages caused by the construction of the Canal 
street viaduct was referred to the Committee <jn 
Streets and Alleys of the West Division. 

The motion prevailed. 



Aid. Stone moved that the petition be referred to 
the Corporation Counsel for his opinion a** to thf. 
liability of the city under the new constitution. 

The motion prevailed. 

Remonstrance of citizens against iriving permii*- 
Mon to the Chicago and Canada Southern railroad 
to lay track on Buttertield or Arnold street, vf&a 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

A copy of a contract between the Commissioners 
of the Highways of South Chicago and the Jolict. 
and Chicato Railroad Company, was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

By unanimous const- nt, 

Aid. Otis presented a resolution providing for the 
t-rection of test lamps for the measurement of gaa in 
the city. 

Aid. Powell moved thtit the resolution be referred 
to the Committee on Gas-Lights. 

The motion prevailed. 

Remonstrance of property-owners against laying 
a railroad track on Bioomingdale street, was, 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Busse presented an order for temporary 
sidewalks in the North Division, and moved it» 
passage. 

The motion prevailed . 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered^ That the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby, ordei* d to build a temporary side- 
walk on the south side of Ontario street, from 
Franklin to Pine street, and on the east side of 
North Clark street, from Chieago avuenue to North 
avenue. 

Aid. Daggy presented a resolution relative to 
complaints of the inmates of several of the houses 
occupied by the Chicago Aid and Relief Society and 
moved its adoption. 
The motion prevailed. '^ 

The following is the resolution as iidOpted : V 
Whereas, Complaints are made by the inmates of 
several of the houses temporarily occupied by the 
Ohicago Aid and Relief Society, and particularly 
that located at the old Soldiers' Home on Douglas 
place; therefore, 

Resolved, That Aldermen Stone, Bateham and 
Clarke be appointed a committee whose duty 
it shall be to visit all the headquar- 
ters where relief has been dispensed, and par- 



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ticularly that at the old Soldiers' Home on Douglas 
place, and that they investigate all coraplaints, with 
ft view to publishing the same. 

BEPOETS OF CITY OFFICEES. 

Coinmnnication from the City Comptroiler rela- 
tive to hide received for the old Bridewell ground, 
for lease or purchase, was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

Communication from the Corporation Couns-ci 
covering the draft of an ordinance relative to 
school h ases in the burnt district. 

Aid. Sherwood moved tbatthe ordinance be laid 
over and published. 

Themotioi pr>.'vaile1. 

The fo'lowingi-< the ordinance: 

Whereas, DifRcuItics and much litigation have 
arisen out of the appraisement made in the year 1870 
of school lands and lots situate in tne " burnt dis- 
trict" of the PouthDiviwonof thecity.and in view 
of the fact that the leasees of the said school lots 
and lan-^lfl suffered gr. at losses in improvements 
thoeonby the great tire of Oc^. 8 and 9, A. D. 1871, 
Be it ord, lined by theCommoa Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1, That all lessees of school lots or )ands 
eituite in the burnt district of the South Division, 
and being in thnt part of the South Division of said 
city King north of Polk stroet, who shall enter into 
an obligation to be prepared by the Corporation 
Counsel sf said city, within thirty days after sign- 
Ingsuch obligation, to pay 60 percent, of the rent 
due for the first two ye ai sending M>y 1,1872, under 
an appraisement of their respective lots and lands 
made bv authority of said city in the month of 
May, 1870, and that a re-valuation of their said 
lots and lands for the three years 

comraeticlrg Hay 1, 1872, may be made 
by appraisers to be appointed by the Common Coun- 
cil, shall be exempt from the remaining 40 per cent, 
of the rent of the said fir t two years; but it is 
hereby provided that said obligation may contain 
such covenants, terms, coniiticns and provisos in 
regard to such revaluation, and the manner ot 
making the same, and as to the payment of said 60 
percent, of rent, as he, the said ("oi-poration Coun- 
Bcl, may dcern necessary or advisable. 

Sec. 2. Where any of said lessees, who shall enter 
into any such obligation, shall have paid the rent, 
or any portion thereof, iir der protest or otherwise, 
the excess over said 60 per cent, of said first two 
year«' rent may be applied as a credit on rents ac- 
ciuiiig after said 1st otMay, 1872. 

Sec. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its pa^B.ige, 

The Board of Public Works presented a report 
and ordinance authorizing the Board of Public 
Works to raise the grade at tne intersection of West 
Van Buren and Canal streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. ' 

Also, 

A report covering a resolution authorizing them 
to take down the walls of the old City Hall 

Aid. Schaffner moved to amend the resolution by 
sinking out the words " at such time as they shall 
think best" and lo insert the word " forthwith." 

Aid. Carney demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Oti-^, Coey, McGenni.^s, 
Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, [lickey, 
Oullerton, Bailey, IJatehara, Powell, Yerdier, Sweet, 
Heiith. Garlncr, Sherwood, Cleveland, McGrath, 
Schmidt, S -out, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
<Ji^rke, Ogvon, Busse, Woodman, Mr. President. 
—31. 

Xoes — Bond, Witbeck, Carney — 3. 

Aid. Dagay moved that the resolution as amended 
be adopted. ^ 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the lesolu'ion as adopted : 

Resolved, Th'^t the Boird of Public Works be au- 
thorized ard empowered to ta^e down and remove 
- the city's portion of the ruins of the old City Hall 
forthwith, and to sell so much of the old material 



contained therein as they shall deem for the best 
interests of the city. 

SPECIAL ORDEB. 
The Chair directed that the special order,the ordi- 
nance rcltting to the Columbu<, Chicago and. In- 
diana Central railroad, be now taken up. 

Aid. Clarke moved to amends.c. 3 of the ordi- 
nance by insi-rtins the word '" and maintain" after 
the word '■' erect" in the eighth line, and the words 
'•and maintained" after ihe word " consiruated" in 
the i-ixteenth line, aiid the worrl "and mainte- 
nance" after the word "erection" in the thirty-third 
line. 
The annendrnent prevailed. 

Air!. Clarke moved to amend sec. 4 by striking 
out all a'ter the words "Depot place" in the twelfth 
line of said section as printed. 

The amendment prevailed by ayes and noes as 
follows: 

.42/(?s— Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Thompson, Stono, Tracy, Cullorton, Bateham, 
Powell. Bond, Verdier, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, McGrath, Stout, Schaffner, 
McCaffrey, Clarke, Ogden,Mr. President— 24. 

Xoes — Dixon, Daggy, Schmitz, Ilickey, Bailey, 
Cleveland, Schmidt, Lengacher, Carney, Bussc, 
Woodman— 11 

Aid. Clark moved t-^* waive the engrossment of the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows — 
the charter requiring thirty votes in the affirma- 
tive : 

-4^es-Enickerbocker,0tis,Dixon,Coey,McGenniB8, 
Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Culler- 
ton, Bateham, Powell, Bond, Verdier, Sweet, Wit- 
beck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Cleveland, Mc- 
Grath, Stout, Schafftier, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Wood- 
man, Mr. Pixsident— 29. 

iVoes— Hickey, Bailey, Schmidt, Lengacher, Mc- 
Caffrey, Carney— 6. 

Aid. iilcG rath moved to reconsider the vote last 
taken. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the engrossment of the 
ordinance be waived. 
The motion prevailed by ayes and n.oes as follows: 
^2/es— Knickei-bocker, Otis, Dixon, Coey, McGen- 
niss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Cul- 
lerton, Bateham, Powell, Bond, Verdier, Sweet, 
Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, Sherwood, Cleveland, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffiicr, Lengacher, 
Clarke, Og<l en, Busse, Woodman, Mr. President— 31. 
Noes — Hickey, Bailey, McCiffr^y, Carney— 4. 
Aid. Gardner moved that the ordinance be parsed. 
The mot oa prevailed^ and the ordinance was 
passed by ayes and noes, as follows : 

^^es— Kiiickei-losker, 0:is, Dixon, Coey, Mc- 
Genniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, 
Hickey, Guiierion, Bailey, Bateham, Powell. Bond, 
Verdier, Swe. t, With ck. Heath, Gardner, Sher- 
wood, Cleveland, McGrath, Stout, Schaff'ner, Car- 
ney, CI irke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 32. 
iVVs— Schmidt, Leng. Cher, McCiffrey— 3. 
The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE 
Concerning the Columbus. Chicago and Indiana 
Centi'al Hail way. 

Be it Ordainedhy the Common Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority be and 
are hereby given to the Columbus, Chicago and In- 
diana Cenxr^il Railway Company, and to its suc-ees- 
sors, to put down, construct and ma ntain a rail- 
road with a single or double track, and all necessary 
switches and turnouts, in that yayX, of Rockwell 
street, in the city of Chicago, to-wit, ; From the in- 
tei-sf>ction of said Rockwell str.ct with the Cliicago 
and Noithwestern railway to the noithern terminus 
of said Rockwell street south of Kinz'e street ; hence 
fiom the nortliern terminus of said Rockwell s'rcet 
parallel with the track of the Chicago 
and Northwestern Ralway Company, as 
now laid, to a p int where the 
same will iaiersect Kinzie f^treet, hut at no greater 
I d stance from the t-'..;k of the Northwestern Railway 
' Company than is hereby authorized at Rockwell 



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street, and also upon Kinzic sf root, from Western 
avenue to Halstcd street, aiul also upon Depot place, 
from Ashland avenue 1o Ada street, such track or 
tracks t«> be laid on the west half of ^a d KockwcH 
f;trcet, and as Tua ■ as practicable lo the east line of 
the present risrht of waj of thp Chic go and North- 
western nil wry. and Slid track or tracks on Kii zio 
street to be l:iid as near as pi-icticable to the south 
track oi said <'hicai;;o and Northwc!=tcrn Kailw.iy 
Company, and pa'^d track or tracks to be laid on the 
north hide of s.iid Depot place, and with the wall 
hertinaftcr rocnt oiitd to occupv no more 
thnn thirty feet on the i orih side of Depot place, 
and said iracks, switches, and tun-outs .-hall occupy 
no more than thirty feet ot any of said streets. And 
ihe riju'ht a id piivilcge is Icrehy grai ted to s dd 
Columbus. Chicago and Indiana C* ntral I?a Iway 
Company to cro^s" all iutcrvenini;: streets and alleys 
hetwien the points above designated, subject, how- 
ever, to thedirecticn of tbe Board of Publ c U'orks 
of Slid city in the construction of said tracks, and 
the pavii g and keeping in repair of so much of 
said streets, alloys, and crossings as may be occu- 
pied by f^aid railway company with its tracks, 
switches, and turnouis: 

Provided, hmuever. That fakl railway company is 
hereby M'quiicii to sink its tracks along Rockwell 
street belo^v the natural surface at least four feet, 
wherever there is no impcdimentin the w.ay of such 
deprcs ion. 

Sec. 2. Said Col-imbus, Chicag':) and Indi 
ana Central Railv^av CompaJiy, and its 
i-ucf^e.-:f^ors, arc hereby authorized to run 
their cars over and along said tracks 
witli steam, or such other motive power as faid com- 
pany may deem bc>t, sul'jejt, hoivever, 'o all ges:- 
eral ordinam 0S"f the city o Ctncago as to railroad 
companies sim'larily situated. 

S>:C. 3. Convenie^rt cro-sings ^hall be made and 
maintained by said compniy where s:nd track or 
tracks cross any street or alh-v within the limits of 
said city, according to the directions of the Hoard 
of Public Works of "said city. The nermisslon and 
authority herein gran'ccl are upon the cxpict^s con- 
dition that the s;>.id Columbus, Chicago and Indiana 
Central Kaihvay Company shall erect and maia- 
tain viaducts over its siid track-* at Ilalsted, 
Sangamon, Lake and Madison streets, within 
one year from the passage of ths ordinarcp. 
and shall annually thereafter erect two viaducts in 
each year over its said tracks, and the Board of 
Public Wi- rks shall, in each year, on or before the 
first day of. January, designate the streets over which 
such viaducts and approaches to said viaducts 
shall he con.- tract ed and mantained, the same to be 
built in such manner i^s the said Board of Public 
Works shall direct: Provided, however. That the said 
viaduct or vi< ductsshail ha\ e approaches thereto on 
either side thereor with the proper area on either 
side of said approaches; said approriches to have 
an elevation of not more than one foot to every 
forty feet in the length thereof, and that said ap- 
proaches to said viaducts shall likewise be erected 
and built by and at the expense of said railroad 
comuany. 

And Provided, however. That where any such 
viaduct cannot ' be built at any such street 
crossing without the same be built over the track or 
tracks of some other railroad company or companies, 
then said company shall only beobiiged to join with 
such other last-mentioned railroad company or com- 
panies in the construction and maintenance of such 
viaduct, and to p;iy its fair pi'oportion of the cost of 
such viaduct or viaducts, and if j-uch other rai road 
company or companies shall not join in the erection 
of any such viadu t then, if the proportijn of such 
other company or companies shall be otherwise 
provided, the said Columbus, Chicago and Indiana 
Central Railway Company shall pay its fair propor- 
tion of the cost ©f any such viaduct. 

Sec 4. Said railwaycompany shall have no right 
to lay or use any track on Depot place until it shall 
have first erected a brick or stone wall ten (10) feet 
in hcght and twelve inches in thickness, south of 
their proposed tracks along Depot place, from the 
east lire of Ashland avenue to the west line of Ada 
atreet (the soUtla line of said wall to be not more 



than thirty feet south of the north line of Depot 
place), said wall to be so built underthe direction of 
said Board of Public Works, and to be kept by said 
company in good repair during its occupancy of 
said Depot pl.ace. 

Sec. 5. The privileges hereby granted shall bo 
subject to all general ordinances that are now or 
may hereaft(!r be in force concerning railroads in 
the* city of Chicago. 

Sec. 6. The permission and authority hereby 
granted are upon the further express condition that 
the Slid Columbus, Chicigo and Indiana i.'entrl 
Eailroad Company shall and will forever indemnify 
and fave harmles-s the city of Cliicago against aid 
trom -AViy and all damages, judgments, decrees and 
costs and eypenses of same wl.ich it may fuller or 
which may be reco en d or obtained against said 
city for or by reason of the granting of such privile- 
ges and autliori y,or for or by reas^on of, or gi owing 
out o , or resulting from, the passage of this ordi- 
nan-e. or any matter or thine connected therewith, 
or with the exercise by said company of the priv- 
ileges hereby gram ed . 

Sec. 7. The permission and authority herein . 
granted are upon the further expre.'S condition that 
said railroad company shall, and will with- 
in three years from the lime that said 
company shal' lay down and construct said 
track or tracks upon said streets, com- 
menro and prosecute in good faith, in some court of. 
co:i potent jurisdiction, proceedings for the ascer- 
tainment of and the making of compensat on for ail 
leg d dama-e.* that may be suffer, d by any person 
or persons in their pn p?rty or posses.sions by reas-ii 
of snch laying down and co!istruction of such track 
or tracks, or any part ihereo'; and that having so 
commenced such ])roceedin!:s, ^aid railroat com- 
pany shall prosecute the same in good faith, with- 
out unreasonable delay, to completion : Provided, 
That this .section shall i,ot apply to any propeity or 
pofe.'fsiors the owner of or party intere.sted in 
which shall rot have claimed such compensation 
within said three years. 

Sec. 8. The pesmi-sion and authority herein 
granted are upon the faither express condition, to- 
wit : That said Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Cen- 
tial Railroad Company shall permit any corpor.a- 
tlon, person or persons duly authorized by ordi- 
nance of said city to construct side tracks to inter- 
sect any track or tiacks of said railroad company 
within the lin.its of said city, for the purpose of 
conveying property to and fiom said railroad to any 
wareh'Hise, lumber yard, coal yard or manufactory 
s'tuated within one thousand (1,000) fe?t of such 
railroad, and, upon reasonable compensation being 
made therefor, shall, at all times, permit the own- 
ers or lessees of any such side track, or the con- 
signees of any property, to take the cars cotitaining 
such property to him or them consigned to any 
such warehouse, lumber yard, coal yard or manu- 
factory, situated upon aii'y such side track; and that 
such owner, lessee or person conducting or carrying 
on any such warehouse, lumber yard, coal yard, or 
manufactory shall be entitled to have any property 
t;iken from any such warehouse, lumber yard, coal 
yard, or manufactory, over any such side track, to 
and upon the track of sa'd railroad, under the di- 
rections and regulations of said Columbu«, Chi' ago 
and Indiana ('entral Railroad Company, without 
unre.isonable delay: 

Provided, however, That any cars so taken shall 
be leturred without any unnecessary delay. 

Sec. 9. The permission and authority hereby 
granted are ir consideration of and upon the fur- 
ther express condition that said Columl u^i, Chicago 
and Indiana Central Railway Company shall, as 
seon as work thereon can be commenced, and with- 
out unnecessary delay, construct and forever main- 
tain a swing or draw bridae across the v. est branch 
of the South branch of the Chicago river, at the 
point or place where the track of ea'd company 
crosses said stream, in said city of Chicago; such 
bridle or draw to be of sufficient length to admit the 
free passage of all boats and vessels navigating sa'd 
stream ; said bridge to be built in acconlance with 
the directions of the Board of Public vvoiks of said 
city ; and said permiwion and authority are granted 



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upon the farther exprese condition, that said Colum- 
bu«, Chicago and Indiana Central Railway Company 
shall permit and allow the Chicago, Danville anil 
Vincennes Railroad Company and the Milwaukee 
and St. Paul Railroad Company (or, in the event 
that said Chicago, Danville and Vincennes Railroad 
Company, or said Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad 
Company shall not accept of the privileges hereby 
granted, then any other railroad company 
fn the place of the company that shall m 
decline to accept) to use the said tracks hereby au- 
thorized to belaid, and also those authorized to be 
laid by an ordinance of the Common Council of the 
city of Chicago, passed Oct. 8, 1866, entitled "An 
ordinance conccrnins the Chicago and Great Eastern 
Railway Company," jointly with taid Columbus, 
Chicago and Indiana Central Railway Company, 
and to lay tracks upon and across any lands owned, 
leased or occupied by said ('olumbus, Chicago and 
Indiana Central Railway Company necessary to the 
enjoyment of the privileges hereby granted, upon 
such fair and equitable terras as may be agreed upon 
by ("aid companies, and in the event that the said 
companies cannot agree tspon such terms the same 
•hall be settled and determined by three disinter- 
ested persons, one to be selected by said 
Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Central 
Railway Company, one to be named by 
uuch other company as may desire to use said 
tracks, and the third to be selected by the said two 
persons, and the terms and conditions which shall 
be iixed and determined by said persons so seiccted, 
or by a mnjority of said persons, shall be the terms 
and conditions upon which said companies respect- 
ively phall use and occupy said tracks and lay 
tracks upon and acioss any of s;ud lands ; and said 
railroad companies,^he Chicago, Danville and Vin- 
cennes Railroad Company, and the Milwaukee arni 
St. Paul Railroad Company, or such other railroad 
company or companies that may be allowed the use 
of said tracks in the place of the said last-named 
companies, or either of them, shall have the same 
privilege to run cars upon and across said streets 
and alleys as are herein given to the said Columous, 
Chicago and Indiana Central Railway Company, 
and shall be subject to all the terms, conditions and 
restrictions of this ordinance. 

ENGROSSED OBDINANCES. 

The Clerk presented an engrossed ordinance for 
the vacation of Qtiincy street, and the alleys in 
block 121, school section addition to Chicago. 

Aid. Gardner moved that the ordinance be post- 
poned for one week. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes, as foIIowK : 

Ayes — Hickey, Powell, Verdier, Witbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Cleveland, McGrath, Schmidt, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Eusse— 12. 

JVoe«— Knickerbocker, Otis, Dixon, Coey, Mc- 
Qenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone. Schraitz, Tracy, 
Cullerton, Bailey, Bateham, Bond, Schatfncr, 
Lengacher, Ogden, Woodman, Mr. President — 19. 

Aid. Otis moved that the ordinance be laid on the 
table temporarily. 

The motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, McGenniss, Thomp- 
son, Daggy, Schmitz, Cullerton, Batt-ham, Bond, 
Clarke, Mr. President— 11. 

jyo«*--Dixon, Coey, Stone, Tracy, Ba4ey, Powell, 
Verdier, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, C eveland, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Ogden, Busse, Woodman— 20. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The motion was lost by ayes and nof « a.s follows— 
the charter requiring thirty votes in the affirma- 
tive: 

Ayes—Otie, Dixon, Coej', McGenniss, Thompson, 
Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Cullerton. Bailey, 
Bateham, Bond, Schaffner, Ogden, Woodman, Mr. 
President— 17. 

yoes — Knickerbocker, Powell, Verdier, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Cleveland, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Lengacher, McCaffVey, Carney, Clarke, Busse— 14. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to reconsider the vote 
last taken. 

Tho motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 
\4yM— Kiiick«rbo«ker, Otis, Dixon, Coey, McGen- 



niss, Thompson. Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, 
Cullerton, Bailey, Bateham, Powell, Bond, Schaff- 
ner, Clarke, Ogden, Woodman, Mr. President— 20. 

iVoes— Verdier, Witbeck, Healh, Gardner, Clove- 1 
land, McGrath, Schmidt, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Busse— 11. ' ! 

Aid. Knickerbocker movea that the ordinance 
be made the special order for next Monday evening, 
at 8 o'clock. 

Aid. McGrath moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Knickerbocker on the table, and demanded the ayes 
and noes. 

The motion to table was lost by the following 
vote : 

^yes— Powell, Heath, Gardner, Cleveland, Mc- 
Grath, Schmidt, Lengacher. McCaffrey, Carney, 

iV'ocs— Knickerbocker, Otis, Dixon, Coey, McGen- 
ni^s, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, 
Cullerton, Bailey, Bateham, Bond, Verdier, Wit- 
hi'ck, Schaffner, Clarke, Ogden, Woodman, Mr. 
Prtsident— 21. 

Aid. McGrath moved as amendment to the 
motion of Aid. Knickerbocker that the ordinance be 
made a special order for Monday, April 15, 1872, 
;ind on his motion demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

jlt/es— Powell, Verdier, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, 
Cleveland, McGrath, Schmidt, Lengacher, McCaf- 
frey, Busse--ll. 

Noes — Knickerbocker. Otis, Dixon, Coey, McGen- 
niss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, 
Cullerton, Ba ley, Bateham, Bond, Schaffner, Car- 
ney, Clarke, Oscden, Woodman, Mr. President— 20. 

The question recurring on the motion of Aid. 
Knickerbocker, Aid. McGrath demanded the ay^s 
and noes and the motion prevailed by the following 
vote : 

-<4i^es— Knickerbocker, Otis, Dixon, Coey, McGoii- 
niss, Thompson, Dagey, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, 
Cullerton, Bailey, ^Bateham, Bond, Schaffner, 
Clarke, Osfden, Woodman. Mr. President— 19. 

.A'oes— Powell, Verdier, Witbeck, Heath, Gardner, 
Cleveland, McGrath, Schmidt. Lengacher, McGaf- 
rey, Carney, Busse — 12. 

Aid. Powell moved that the rules be suspended tor 
'he purpose of taking up the report of the Commit- 
tee on Judiciary on the ordinance for establishing a 
free public library. 

The motion prevailed by unanimous conseMt. 

Aid. Bond, of the Committer on Judiciary, to 
whom had been referred the draft of an ordinance 
establishing a free public library and reading room 
in the city of Chicago, submitted a report recom- 
mending the p;(ssage of the ordinance. 

Aid. baggy moved to concur in the I'eport and 
waive the engrossment of the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker,Otis,Dison,Coey,M(:Genni-«. 
Thompson, Dasrgy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Bateham, Powell. Bond, Verdier, Witbeck, 
Heatli, Gardner, Cleveland, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, 
Ogden, Busse, Woodman, xMr. President — 31. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Bond moved that the ordinance be passed. a 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance wa^ ' 
passed by ayes and noes as follows : 

.4yes— Knickerbocker, Otis, Dixon, Coey, McGen- 
niss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Cul- 
lerton, Bailey, Bateham, Powe'l, Bond, Verdier, 
Witbeck, Henth, Gardner, Cleveland, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, 
Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. President— 31. 

Noes — None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed : 
Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Seotioic 1. That in pursuance of and by virtue 
of at) act of the General Asfcmbly of the State 
of niinoie, entitled, '* An act to authorize cities, in- 
corporated towns and townships to establish and 
maintain free public librariea and reading-rooms," 
approved March 7, 1872, there ishaU he, and t]Ler«U 



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hereby, established a free public librai-j' and road- 
inz-robm for the use of the inhabitants of the city of 
Chicago, to be known as " The Chicago Public Li- 
brary. 

Sec. 2. There shall be provided and set apart, un- 
der the direction oi tiie Board of Public Works, a 
room for the reception of any books that may be 
donated or p ocured for such library, until a per- 
manent location shall be otberwise provided. 

Sbc. 3. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
ater its passage. 

By unanimous consent Aid. McGrath, of the Com- 
mittee on Local Asscgsmentti, submitted a report cov- 
er! ig the draft or an ordinance annulling sundry 
a«sef=8ment8 and I'ecommeuding that thi.- ordinance 
be passed. 

Aid. Carney moved that the ordinance be laid over 
and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the ordinance: 
Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Sbction 1. That the following asses-sment rolls as 
herein enumerated b;; and the same are hereby an- 
nulled, and the confirmation thereof set a.4de, viz.: 

Graveling Michigan avenue, from Twenty-ninth 
street to Thirtieth street, warrant IjATl, confirmed 
May 22, 1871. 

Curbing, filling and paving Milwaukee avenue, 
from W. Division street to W North avenue, war- 
'rant 1,576, confirmed July 17, 1871. 

Graveling West Lake street, from Westcrngavenue 
to ^section 11, 39, 13, warrant 1,577, confirmed July 
31,1871. 

U'alling, filling and paving West Chic:igo avenue, 
from Milwankee avenue to North Reuben street, 
warrant 1,578, confirmed July 31, 1871. 

Curbing, grading and paving Calumet avenue, 
from Twenty-sixth street to Twenty-ninth street, 
warrant 1,617, confirmed July 24, 1871. 

Private drains in Calumet avenue, from i^ottage 
Grove avenue to Twenty-ninth street, warnut 
1,613, confirmed August 21, 1871. 

Private drains in Michigan avenue, from Twenty- 
ninth street to Thirtifih street, warrant 1.615, 
confirmed Augu-t 21, 1871. 

Private drains in Quincy street, from Cl;uk street 
to Market stieet, warrant 1,6-59, confirmed Septem- 
ber 25, 1871. 

Private drain-* in Twenty-thinl street, from State 
street to South Park avenue, warran 1,656, con- 
firmed September 25, 1871 

Pi ivate drains in West Monroe .--treet, from Hal- 
sted street to Canal street, warrant 1,612. confirmed 
August 21, 1871. 

Pi-ivate drains in West Indiana street, from Des- 
plaines street to Noble street, warrant 1,614, con- 
firmed August 21, 1871, 

Private drains in Green street, from Fulton street 
to West Hariiso > street, warrant 1,660, confirmed 
September 25, 1871. 

Private drains in West Jackson street, from Canal 
street to Haisted street, warrant 1,658, confirmed 
September 25, 1871. 

Privatediainsin West Twelfth street, from Hal- 
fited street to Clinton avenue, warrant 1,657, con- 
firmed September 25, 1871. 

Private draii's in West Monroe street, from Hal- 
ted street to Aberdeen street, warrant 1,616, con- 
firmed Augu8t21, 1871. 

Private drains in Warren avenue, from AshJand 
avenue to Leavitt street, warrant 1,611, confirmed 
August 21, 187L 

Private drains in West t^hicago avenue, from Mil- 
waukee avenue to east line of lot 7, block 99, El- 
ston addit on, warrant 1,662, confirmed September 
25, 1871. 

Private drains in Larrabee street, from Chicago 
avenue toClybourne avenue, warrant 1,661, confirmed 
September 25, 1871. 

Water service pipes in Twenty-eighth street, from 
State street to Wabnsh avenue, warrant 1,572, con- 
flrmed July 17, 1871. 

Water-service pipes in IllinoiB street, from North 
State street to St. Clair street, warrant 1,673, con- 
firmed July IT, 1871. 



Water-seiTice'pipes in Market street, from Ran- 
dolph street to Lake street, warrant 1,574, confirmed 
July 17, 1871. 

Water-service pipes in Twenty-third street, from 
State street to South Park avenue, warrant 1,575, 
confirmed July 17, 1871. 

Three lamp-poi-ts on River street, from Michigan 
avenue to a point 300 ieet east of Michigan avenue, 
warrant 1 ,650. 

Five lamp-posts on Fourth avenue, from Taylor 
street to Twelfth street, warrant 1,652. 

One lamp-post on Union street, from West Lake 
street to Fulton street, warrant 1,653. 

One lamp-post at southwest corner of Canal and 
West Kinzie streets, warrant 1,648. 

Three lamp-po.^ts on Wood street, from West 
Adams street to West Monroe street, w-irrant 1,649. 

Thirteen Inmp-posts on West Taylor street, from 
Canal treet to llal^ted street, warrant 1,655. 

Twenty lamp. posts on Morgan street, from West 
Harrison street to Weist Twelfth street, warrant 1,651. 

Three lamp-posts on u est Polk street, from Blue 
Island avenue to H dsted street, waiTant 1,654 ; all 
confirmed September 25, 1871. 

Sidewalk on both sides of Archer avenue, from 
Ogden slip to Halted street, warrant 1,610. 
JkSidewalk on both Hides of Ellis avenue, from 
Douglas place to Earan avenue, warrant 1,581. 

Sidewalk on east side of Dashiell, urom Douglas 
place to Ei^an avenue, warrant 1,604. 

Sidewalk on north side of Riy street, from South 
Park avenue to Prairie avenue, warrant 1,584. 

Sidewalk on both sides of Whitehouse place 
(Thirtieth street), from G:iribaldi street to Went- 
worth avenue, warrant 1,586. 

Sidewalk on south side of Second street, from 
Paulina street to Hoyne street, warrant 1,601. 

Sidewalk on east side of Dashiel street, from 
Douglas place to Egan avenue, warrant 1,604. 

Sidewalk on both sides of West Twelfth street, 
from Halstcd street to the South Branch of Chicago 
river, warrant 1,593. 

Sidewalk on north side of McGrath r-treet, from 
Hoyne street fo the alley, 120 feet east of Leavitt 
street, warrant 1,591 . 

Sidewalk on both sides of West Polk street, from 
Ilalsted street to Clinton street, warrant 1,609. 

Sidewalk on both sides of Sangamon street, from 
Fulton street to We-t Erie s reet, warrant 1,396. 

Sidewalk on west side of Wood street, from Divi- 
sion street to Milwaukee avenue, warrant 1,682. 

Sidewalk on the west side of Wood street, from 
Tyler street to Van Buren street, warrant 1,585. 

Sidewalk on west side of Marshfieid avenue, from 
West Van Buren street to West Jackson street, war- 
rant 1,598. 

Sidewalk on both sides of Blackhawk street, from 
Reuben street to RidgeviUe road, warrant 1,594. 

Sidewalk on both sides of West Lake street, from 
Paulina street to Western avenue, warrant 1,595. 

Sidewa'k on we^t side of Broom street, from West 
Indiana street to Fourth street, warrant 1,608. 

Sidewalk on north side of Park avenue, from 
Reuben sMeet to Western avenue, warrant 1,597. 

Sidewalk on both sides of Fisk street, from Evans 
street to West Twenty-second street, warrant 1,589. 

Sidewalk on east .side of RidgeviUe road, from 
Milwaukee avenue to West North avenue, warrant 
1,600. 

Sidewa'k on both sides of Laflin street, from Cool- 
idge street to West Sixteentn street, warrant 
1,605. 

Sidewalk on both sides of Mitchell street, from 
Paulina street to Wood street, warrant 1,606. 

Sidewalk on east side of Samuel street.irom West 
Chicago avenue to Augus a street, warrant 1,587. 

Sidewalk on both sides of Division street, from 
TIalsted street to Division street bridge, warrant 
1,599. 

Sidewalk on both sides of Knerr street,from Cly- 
boume avenue o Sheffield avenue, warrant 1,590. 

Sidewalk on both sides of Menominee street, 
from Clark street to Sedgwick street, wan'ant, 
1,603. 

Sidewalk on both sides of McAithur (Welland) 
street, from Schiller street to North avenua, wajr- 
rant 1,692. 



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Sidewalk on •wef-t side of Fr-mont street, from Wil- 
low 8tr«et to Webfifpr avenue, warrant 1,607. 

Hidewaik on botli sides of Townc's Coui't, from 
North avenue to its southern terminus, warrant 
l,f)80. 

Sidewalk on the east side of Dayton street, from 
Sophia street to Clay street, warrant 1,579. 

Sidewalk on the "east side of Ogden court, from 
Grand Oaven street to Bank street,Varrant 1.583. 

Sidewalk on south side of Grand ilavcn street, 
from Astor street to Lake Michit-an, ivarrant 1,58S. 

Sidewalk on loth sides of Bisseil str. et flora 
Willow street to Centre street, warrant 1,602, alt 
conlirmed, August 7, 1871. 

Sidewalk on the south side of Twenty-ninth street, 
from State st'Cet to Wentvvorth avenue, warrant 
1,619. 

Sidewalk on south side of Thirty-sfvoinh i-treet 
from Vincinnes avenue to South Park avenue, Wiir- 
rant 1,620. 

Sidewalk on wet t-ide of Prairie avenue from 
Thirty-fifth street to Thirlv-sixth street, warrant 
1,164. 

Sidewalk on north side of Tiiirty-seventh street 
from Cottdsre Grove avenue to South Park avtnue, 
warrant 1,625. 

Sidewalk on both sides of Favrell street, from 
Thirty-first street to Lyman street, warrant l.f>22. 

Sidewalk on both sides of Keeley street, from Ly- 
man street to 'rhirty-tir.--t street, warrant 1,633. 

Sidewalk on both i-ides of Thirty-secoLd street, 
from Indiana avenue to Prairiw avenue, warrant 
1,643. 

Sidewalk on both sides of Gano street, from South 
Park avenue to Prairie avenue, warrant 1,627. 

Sidev/alk on both sides of Ellis place, from Vin- 
cennes avenue to Cottage Grove avenue, wai-rant 
1,039. 

Sidewalk on both sides of Deerlng street, from 
Archer avenue to Thirty-first street, warrant 1,641. 

Sidewalk on west side of Buddan street, frnra 
Bushnell street to Twenty-sixth street, warrant 
1,640. 

Sidewalk on west side of Paulina street, from West 
Van Buren street to York street, warrant 1,646. 

Sidewalk on north side of Courtland rtreot, from 
Hoistein street to North Leavitt street, warrant 
1,631. 

Sidewalk on west s'de of Hoistein street, from 
Wilmot street to Milwaukee avenue, warrant 1,624. 

Sidewalk on north side of Division street, from 
Houston street to east side of Lincoln street, war- 
rant 1,645. 

Sidewalk on both sides of Aberdeen street, from 
We^t Madison street to West Harrison street, war 
rant 1.623. 

Sidewalk on west side of Coventry street, from 
Wabansia avenue to Bloomingdale road, -warrant 
1,629. 

S dewalk on both sides of West Jackson street, 
from Rockwell street to Culler street, warrant 1,637. 

Sidewalk on north side of George street, from Car- 
penter street to Fifth s'reet, warant 1,642. 

Sidewalk on south side of Park avenue, from Ash- 
land avenue to Western avenue, warrant 1,626. 

.Sidewalk on both sides of Crossing street, from 
Ridgeville road to Elston avenue, warrant 1,636. 

Sidewalk on north side of West Monroe street, 
from Western avenue to Campbell avenue, warrant 
1,618. 

Sidewalk on west side of North Morgan street, 
from Pratt street to West Chicage averue, warrant 
1,638. 

Sidewalk on north side of Fowler street, from 
North Robey street to North Hoyne street, warrant 
1,635. 

Sidewalk on the west side of North Robey street, 
from Fowler street to Ewing place, warrant 1,634, 

Sidewalk on the west side of North Hoyne street. 
from Fowler street to Le Moyne stree't, warrant 
1,647. 

Sidewalk on both sides of De^plaines. street, from 
West Harrison street to West Polk street, warrant 
1,632. 

Sidewalk on both sides of Bunker street, from 
Desplaines street to Beach street, warrant 1»621. 



Sidewalk on east side of Clyboame avenue, from 
Webster avenue to Reuben street, warrant 1,630. 

Sidewalk on west side of Orchard street, from 
Willow street to Webster avenue, warrant 1,628; all 
confirmed September 25, 1871. 

Curbing, gradiiig ard paving Calumet avenue, 
from Twentieth strea t) Twenty-first street. 

Walling, filling and paving Charles street from 
Fifth avenue to Franklin street. 

Paving Jackson street from State street to Michi- 
gan avenue. 

Wa'linET, filling and paving Taylor street from ^ 

State street to Chirk street. W 

Graveling Michigan avenue from Thirtieth street 1" 

to Douglas place. 7 

Walling, ti ling and paving Jefterfon street from 
We-t Van Buren street to West H irrison street. 

Curbing, ni!i' g md pnvini.' North Sheldon street 
from West Lake .-;trcet to Depot place. 

Curbing, filling and paving Superior street, from 
Noith Clark street to North State street. 

Paving Superior street from North Clark street to 
North Wells street, all confirmed Sept. 25. 1871. 

RepAving Clark street from Chicago river to Mad- 
ison street. 

Repaving Clark street from Madison street to Van 
Buren street. 

Curbing, tilling and paving Blue Island avenue, ' 

fiom West Twelfih (.troet to West Sixteenth street. 

Curbing and paving Norfh Sheldon street, from 
West Rmdolph >treet to West Lake street, all con- 
firmed October 2, 1871. 

Private drains in Taylor street from Wells street 
(5th avenn< ) to Clark street. 

Private drains in Twenty-eight street from State 
street to Wai>as!i avenue. 

Private drains in Twenty-fourth street from Wa- 
ba*l-j avenue to Calumet avenue. 

Private drains in Twentieth street from State 
street to Calumet svenne. 

Private drains in Third avenue from Jackson 
street to Taylor street. 

Priva'e dr dns in Third avenue from Taylor street 
to Twelvth street. 

Private drains in Franklin street from Adams 
street to Van Buren street. 

Private drains in North Halsted street from Mil- 
waukee avenue to North Branch of Chicago river. 

Private drains in Loomisstreet from West Madison 
street to West Van Buren street. 

Private drains in Milwaukee avenue from Elston 
avenue to Division street;. 

Private drains in North Sheldort street from West 
Randolph street to West Madison street. 

Private drains in Depuyster street fromDcsplaines 
street to Halsted street. 

Private drains in West Adams street from Ash- 
land avenue to Robey street. 

Private drains in Seduwick street from Chicago 
avenue to Division street. 

Private drains io North Market street from Chi- 
cago avenue to Division street. 

Private drains in East Pearson street, from Rush 
street to ea^t line of sub-lot 7 of lot 10, block 20, 
section 3, 39, 14. 

Private drains in North avenue, from North La 
Salle street to Nor: h Dearborn street. 

Private drains in Superior street, from North Clark 
street to Kingsbury street. j| 

Private drains in Ontario street, from North Clark jj^r 

street to Kingsbury street '*■*" 

Private drains in Michigan street, from P'ne 
street to St. Clair street, all confirmed Oct. 2, 1871. 

Gas service pipes in Jeiierson street from West 
V.an Buren street to We-^t Harrison street. 

Gas service pipes in We;t Monroe street 1 rom Can- 
al street to Halsted street. 

Gas service pipes in West Jackson street from 
Canal street to Halt^ted street. 

Gas service pipes in West Madi.son street from 
Centre avenue to As-hland avenue 

Gas service pipes in North Sansamon street from 
Fulton street to Milwaukee avenue. 

Gas service pipes in Park avenue from Leavitt 
street to AehlaDQ avenue. 

Gas service-pipes in West Twelfth street, from 
Canal street to Lumber street. 









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No. 
Warr't. 



DESCRIPTION. 



Amount 
Warrant. 



Amount Amount 
Collected. ! Uncollected. 



1096 
1097 
1098 
1099 
1100 
1101 
1102 
1103 
1104 
1105 
1106 
1107 
1108 
1109 
1110 
1111 
1112 
1113 
1114 
1115 
1116 
1117 
1118, 
1119' 
1120 
1121 
1122 
1123 
1124 
1125 
1126 
1127 
1128 
1129 
1130 i 
11311 
11321 
1133 j 
1134! 
11351 
1136! 
1137 1 
1138! 
11391 
11401 
1141 j 
11421 
11431 
1144 1 
1145; 
1146 
1147J 
11481 
1149 
1150 
1151 
1152 
1153 
1154 
1155 
1156 
1157 
1158 
1159 
1160 
1161 
1162 
1163 
1164 
1165 
1166 
1167 
1168 

im.) 

1170 



Side wal k Moonaway place 

" 30th St 

" Clybourne ave 

" Lyman st 

" Clybourne ave 

" Garibaldi st 

4th st 

' " Crippen st 

" Arnold st 

" Laflin st 

" Ridgeville road 

" Rayst 

" McGrath st 

" Wahpanseh ave 

" Division st 

29th st 

Opening Campbell ave 

Extending Kossuth st 

Sidewalk on Benson st 

Extending W. Oak st 

Paving Prairie ave 

Curbing Michigan ave 

Paving S. Water st 

Grading Clybourne ave 

Widening Wabash ave 

Paving 26th st 

Curbing and cindering Division st 

Paving Tavlor st I 

" N.'La Salle j 

" Fulton , ! 

Sidewalk on Western ave | 

" Vernon ave 

" . Harbine st 

" Blair st 

" Ashland ave 

" Archer ave 

" Arnold st 

" Cayuga st 

'^ Clybourne ave 

" Alexander st 

N. Clark st 

" Egan st 

" Jackson st 

" Wentworth ave 

" Mohawk st 

Lamp posts on Belden ave 

" Erie st 

" Clybourneave 

" Hurlbut st 

" Wisconsin st 

" Asylum place 

" N. Market st 

S. Water st 

" S. Park ave 

" Oak st 

" Grant place 

" Van Buren st 

21st st 

" 3d ave 

" Ohio st 

" Harrison st 

Paving S. Park ave 

Planking allev, B. 24, Kinzie's add... 

" B. 8. Wolcott's add.... 

" " B. 22, Kinzie's add.... 

Paving 21st st 

Water pipe in Sedgwick st 

" " Illinois st 

*' Taylor st 

" " Indianast 

'• '• Blue Island ave 

" " Adams st 

Pnving Central ave 

Planking alley, B. .50, S. S. add 

l\xving_W^_Ad8;iiJ?.sL.. -, "« 



$182.53 

47.40 

140.79 

29.62 

157.61 

112.13 

56.88 

51.35 .. 

75.16 

91.25 

180.12 

49.40 .. 

28.44 

49.38 .. 

64.19 

99.14 .. 

25,813.73 

' 2,996.13 

104.28 

6,725.00 

38,179.74 

4,365.96 

1,281.81 

8,370.50 

22,301.22 

19,913.34 

27,728.70 

12,411.31 

33,493.35 

46,730.00 

141.81 

85.35 

293.88 

18.96 .. 

9.48 

194.88 ... 

52 . 35 

222.04 

58.46 

203.47 

55.69 ... 

43.45 

168.28 

49.35 

57.68 

494.00 

156.00 

773.00 

195.00 

234.00 

156.00 

78.001 

285.50! 

416.00 

117.00; 

150.00 

117.00 

156.00 

3.51.00 

602.00 

111.15 

39,675.53 

998.85 

1,533.50 

732.61 

16,723.05 

890.40 

■317.44 

214.80 

649.40 

1,135.29 

1,244.32 

3,049.31 

962.88 ... 



S91.25 
47.40 
19.36 
29.62 
19.74 

112.13 
37.92 



45.52 

18.96 

104.28 



28.44 
"38. '84 



7,255.50 

763.54 

104.28 

2,262.18 

27,933.01 

1,076.87 

443.36 

5,839.31 

8,294.59 

11,003.40 

1,209.35 

12,402.81 

10,621.06 

2,749.43 

131.93 

20.15 

293.88 



9.481 



52.35 
159.42 

26.07 
114.49 



43.45 
117.33 

49.35 

18.18 
326.94 

18.00 
497.86 
173.40! 
152.15! 

18.10! 

39.63! 
150. 88 j 
136.29! 

51.10! 

13.50J 

61.491 

75.881 
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257. 53 1 

49.89 
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April 1. 



151 



ri872.'l 



Gas service-plpee in Halsted street, from West 
Lake etreet to West Indiaua street. 

Gas service-pipes iu south side of West Madifon 
fctreet. from Ashland avenue to Robey street. 

Gas service-pipes on north s'de of West Madison 
street, from Ashland avenue to Robey street, all con- 
firmed Oct. 2, 1871. 

By unanimous consent, Aid. Baxehamof the Com- 
mit'ce on Finance, io whom bad been referred a 
communication from the Board of Public Works, 
relative to the consliuction of sidewalks, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying order. 

A1'1. McGrath moved that the report be laid over 
nnd published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The foMowing is the report; 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago „n 

Common Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was referred 
a report of the Board of Public Works, relating to 
the construction of sidewalks, having had the sam^; 
under advisement, respectfully report : That th.* 
statement made by the Board to the effect that there 
is no money in the City Treasury at present which 
can be applied to the purpos^e of building sidewalks, 
is correct. There has been rai-ed by temporary loan 
a expended in th« construction ot temporary 
si awalks, in the burnt district, $10,500, from which 
but slight reliei' has been derived, and the want of 
sjdewalts is felt in every part of tlie burnt district. 

Your committee would therefore recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby authorized to notify in the usual 
manner the owners of all property fronting on any 
of the streets within the burnt districta of the city 



to proceed to construct, at their own expense, bither 
a temporary or permanent sidewalk, as circum- 
stances will permit, on the side next to and in front of 
any such premises, and if the order shall not be com- 
plied with within thirty days after such notice has 
been served, the Board of Public Works may pro- 
ceed at once to levy a tax upon all of such property 
for the required amount of money, and proceed at 
once to construct the necessary sidewalks from the 
pi ocecds of such tax . 

Mahlow D.Ogdbn, 
W. B. Batbbam, 
Joseph E. Otis. 
Also, 
By unanimous consent, Aid. Bateham, of the 
Committee on Finance, to whom had been referred 
the report of W. J. Onahan, City Collector, sub- 
mitted a report refommending that the report be 
published and placed on tile. 

Aid. Bateham moved to concur in the report. 
The motion pr.vailed. 

The following is the report of the Collector: 
(-See Anne-xed Report.) 

ADJOURNMENT. 
Aid. Schmtdt moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ, and demanded the ayes and noes. 
The motion prevailed by the ibllowing vote : 
Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Dixon, Thomp- 
son, Schmitz, Tracy, Ilickey, Cullerton, Bailey, 
Bateham, Powell, Bond, Verdler, Witbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Cleveland, McGratli, Schmidt, Schati'ner, 
Lengacher, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse — 21. 

iN^oe5— Coey, McGenniss, Daggy, Stone, McCaffrey, 
Woodman, Mr. President— 7. 
And the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. H0TCHKIS8, 
City Clerk. 



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153 



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COMMON COUNCIL. 



KyEOTJXjjk-i^ DyniBETiisra-. 



^PlillL. Stli, IS'TS 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present— Aldermen Knickerbocker, Ot's, Dixon, 
Coej, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Schiiiitz, Tracy, llickcy, Oulleiton, Biiley, dow- 
ry. Bate) am, Powell, Bond, Veidier, Sweet, 
Hc:ith, Gardner, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, S;our, Sch Ifner. Lengai her, McUati'rey, 
Carney, Ciarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, and 
Mr. Pn sident. 

Absent— A\derm.eQ Bowen. Holdeu.Witbeck, Sher- 
wood, and Gill. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Carrey movefi that the minutes of the last 
repu ar fneeting be approved without being read. 

The n.otion prevailed. 

PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND OEDINANCES. 

The Cle k pre-ensed ihe following comrr.uoica- 
tion fiom his Honor the M;iyor : 

Mayor's Office, Chicago, ) 
ApiilS, 1872. ^ 
To the Honorable, the Bosrd of Aldermen of the 

City of Chicago, in Cotamon Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen— Tht- act to authorize cti s, incorpo- 
rated towns and townth psto establish and maintain 
free public libraries and reading-rooms, was ap- 
provtd March 7, 1872, and accepted by ord name 
April 1, 1872, made ir the duty of the 
Mayor, with the approval of the City Council 
to appoint a board oi nine dii-ectors for the same, 
cho>en trom the citizens at large with referen e to 
their fiines- fo suah office 

Theielore, by virtue and in pursuance of said or- 
dinance, I hereby appoint the following as mem- 
beis of i-uch board oi directors, to hold the office for 
the term prescri'ied by law, viz : 

Thoma- Hoy. e, Willaid VVocdard, Herman Raster, 
Robert F. Queal. Samuel S. Hayes, B 1 otr Anthony, 
Daniel L. sli^rey, .lames W. Shtah tn.Julius Rosen- 
thal, and respectful y request the concurrenceof 
your honorable body in such appointments. 
Very respectfully, 

.Joseph Medill, Mayor. 

Aid. Scbaflfne'- moved that the nominations of his 
Ho or, the M lyor, made in the foreg ing comniu- 
nicato i, be contirmcd. 

Aid. Clark u-ma ded the aves and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayf.s — D\xou, McGenmss, Thompson, Dagsy, 
Stone, Schmitz. Tracy, CiilUrton, Ba^hy. 
Cloary, Bateham, Powell. Bond, V. rdier, Sweet, 
Heaili, Gardner, Buehkr, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, 



Schaffner, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Buase, Mr. 
President— 27. 
iS'oes— Ogden— 1. 

Petit'on of E. S. Chesbrough asking for the use of 
theCouncil Chamber (or the New York Association 
of Civil Engineers at some time in the month of 
May. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the prayer of the petition 
be granted. 

Aid. McGrath demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed i)y the following vote : 

Ayes— Dixon, McGennis^, Thompson, Daggy, 
Stone, Schmitz, Tra>y, Cullerton, Baiey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell. Bond, Verdier, Sweet, Heath, 
Gardner, Buehler, Schmidt, Stout, Schuft'ner, 
Lcngacher, McC .ffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, 
Busse, Mr. Pi evident— 28. 

Noes—McG rath— 1 . 

Petition of L. J. Gerhartz. relative to the payment 
of his bill for medicine furnished for Police Officer 
Andre- \v Deering, wa^ 

Referrel to the Committee on Finance. 

Remonstrance of citizens and tax-payers against 
the opening of Green street, between Chicago 
avenue and Froi t »-treet, was 

Re err< d to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division.' 

Petition of property-owners, to change the name 
of River street to that of Wabash a%'enue, was 

Re- erred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

Petition of property-owners and residents on 
South-wcetern avenue, asking for the passayre of 
a ' ordinance authorizing the West Division Railway 
Company to extend their tracks on South-western 
avenne. was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Petition of cit'zens asking for the location of a 
hav market in the vicinity of State and Twenty- 
third St eets, aiid for the :>p ointment of a deputy 
weigher for said m ir^et, wa^ 

Retired to the Comrailtee on Markets. 

Ald.MfGrath presented an order directing the 
Board of Health to repoit why they leave certain 
deiid a' imals on vacant lots in the Fifteenth rt ard, 
and moved its passage. 

Themoiiou prevailed. 



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[1872.] 



The following is the order as passed : 

Orderd. Th;it the Board of Health report to 
this Council at its next remi'ar m eting their rea- 
lions for allowing rotten fish, de;id horse-*, dead dogs, 
and other offensive and injurious matt -r to remain 
on the Viicint lots, stree'sand alley;* of the Fifteenth 
Ward, north of Division street. 

Aid. Disgy presented a communication covering 
a resolution relative to fire-alarm telegraph boxes in 
the Filth Ward, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The foUowingis the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Boarl of Police an I Fire Com- 
mi.'Sloners be, and they are hereby directed to erect, 
as speedily as possible, a' least three additional tire- 
alarm telegraph boxes in the Fifth Ward, to 
be located as nearly as may be 
as loHows: One at or near the Chicago 
City Ilore Railway stables, on the corner 
of Sta*e and Thirty-fourth street-, one south of 
Thirty fiith street and o i or e;ist of Vincenne.- ave- 
nue, and one south of Thirty-fifth street and ea«t of 
Michigan avenu ■, and that ihf City Clerk furnish a 
copy of this resolution to said board. 

Petition of c'tizens for a sewer on Hope street, 
frona Morgan street to lUue lalan i avenue, was 
Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of citizens a«king for the establishment of 
the sidewalk arade on Seduw ck street, was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
North Division. 

Aid. Lcngacher presented a resolution providing 
for tlie erection of lamp posts on North avenue, and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the refolution adopted : 

Resolved, That the Bo iid of Public vvorks be, 
and they are hereby , instructed to erect three lamp 
posts on North avenue, between Orchard street and 
Vine stieet. 

Aid. Schaffner presented a resolution providing 
for the construction of a sidewalk on Division street 
and moved its adoption. 

The motioi prevailed. 

The following is the reFolution adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works he, 
hereby ordered to erect a four-foot sidewalk on the 
north f-ide of Division street, from North Clark street 
tollalsted street. 

Aid. Busse presented lhe draft of an ordinance to 
amend an o dinance entiHed, '< An Ordinance es- 
tabli-hing the fire limits and rea-ulating the con- 
struction and removal of building therein, the car- 
rying on of business deemed hazardous on ace )unt 
of fire, and defining the duties and powers of the 
Fire Marshal, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Aid. Bond offered an amendment to the ordinance 
entitled " An Ordinance establishing the fire limits 
of the city o Chicago," " and also to raise any 
buildings not excedit g two stories in height suffi- 
ciently high to place thereunder a brick or stone 
basement," which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

Pet't'on of F. Letz & Co.*, asking for the payment 
of $6,500 balance due them for work done on the 
City Hall, was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

Remonstrance of property-owners against the pas- 
sage of an orr'inance authorizing Messrs. Turner & 
Bell to lay a railroad track across Archer avenue, 
•was 

Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. McGrath presented a communication from A. 
G.Cummings, subm'ttins a plan for cleansing the 
North branch of the Chicago river. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the communication be 



published, and referred to the Committee on Fir© 
and Water, and Boarl of Public Works. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the communication : 

Chicago, April 5,1872. 
TotheHonorableGentlemen,the Mayor and Common 

Council of the City ofChicago, III. : 

Sirs -I have the honor to slibndt herewith a plan 
by which the Chic igo river may be kept full of 
pure, or at least wholesome, water during all sea- 
sons of the year, at a m d rate fir^t co.-t with little 
or no after expense. I would piopo--.e its adoption 
on the North oranch first, and if satisfactory, and if 
necessity required, the same method rnicht be 
applied on the South braiich. Fiist, it 
would require a canal from the river 
to the lake, starting at some point outside the city 
limits on the North branch and intersecting the 
]a'<e at its nearest point, or a point mot practical 
for the purpose. This canal can be either narrow 
(as the water raised ahove the water line of the lake 
IS all that will flow into the river it is quite impor- 
tant th it it should have a broad surface to prevent 
unnecessary trie ion along the banks), or it may be 
of suflicienl width to accommoaate the 
ant'ciiated incvea-e of commerce that our new 
Chicago will undoubtedly afract to its center. This 
cm be done by the use of a lock, or, if neces.-ary, 
locks, as shown at AA, in sketch No. 1 at l-ke en- 
trance of the cai al, as shown on plat herewith. 
'' B" is a basin of suflinient capacity to allow tlie 
waves to fall to a common level as soon as possible 
after pas.ng the floating valves Co, over 
which the water is forced by any wind 
'.hatwi 1 produce siiflic ent motion to sink a section 
of the valve and alloAV the water to rush over it into 
the has n, when that sec ion will rise to the sjriaae 
and ibu< p event the vvate s return, as is shown in 
sketch No. 2, being a cross section below the water 
liies. on line D E in sketch No. 1,"A" is the 
flo ting valve and is adjusted by the volume of 
w..t r " f" in buf-in " B," ad is 
attached to the apron '• b" on a 
hinte at " C," while the drain " a" between 
the piles "dd"frr^m the front or lake s de of b ii«in. 

Thehighest poiutof the apron '• b" is below the 
low water line in the lake, and when the water in 
lake and river is at the same level, as will be the re- 
sult of a wind from the west, the valve" a" is then 
nearly horizontal, but commpnces to discharge the 
water from the lake into the basin as the wind 
cha ges to any other quarter. 

I will furnish any further informaMon, also illus- 
trate the operation by model if, desired. 
Rcspectlully, &c., 

A.G. CUMMIXGS, 

Supt. Brass Dept., North Chicago Ro ling Mills. 
REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The City < ompt oiler presented a report of bids 
received for the purchase o' a lot belonging to the 
city on West Washington street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The Board of Health p-esented their annual re- 
port for the past year, which was 
Accepted and p aced on file. 

The City Collector presented his report for the 
year ending Mareh 31, 1572, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report 
and ordinance vacating parts of ihe alley in block 
8 Ashland addition to Chicago, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys 
West Divis on. 

Also, 

A report and ord'nance providing for the widen- 
ing of the river and .-teightning of the dock lines 
near Ru-^h Street Bridge, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Harbor and Bridges. 
Also, 

A report and ordinance for a sidewalk on the west 
side of Bremer street, from Armitage road to West 
Clybourne place, which was 

Referred to Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 



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AlFO, 

A report and ordinance for a sidewalk on the 
north side of Crossing; street, from Bremer street to 
Elston avenue, which Wi.s 

Referred to Committi. e on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division. 

By unanimous consent AW. Stone, of the Select 
Comm ttee appointed to examine into the condition 
of tiie food, etc., furnished by the Relief and Aid 
Soci'ty to people iii the Soldiers' Home i-ubmitted 
a report, which on motion of Aid. Daggy, was 
ordered to he 

i aid over and publishea. 

The fr<! lowing is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen o"the City of Chicago : 

Your Select Committee of Investigjition, to whom 
was le'ericd complaints against the Relief and Aid 
Society in the msmatement of the Soldiers' Home, 
having had the same under advisement, respectfully 
report : 

In pursuai ce of yonr refolution,your committee 
proceeded to the said Soldiers' Home and made as 
careful and thorough investigation as was in tneir 
power, and find asl'ollows : That the qmlity oUhe 
provisions was good,that the societv were doi ng their 
best under the circumstances. They think, how- 
ever, that the f^oclety were unfortunate in their 
selection of their present superintendent and 
matron ; thinking that they lack in discret on and 
executive ability. Your c mm ttee take pleasure 
in noticing the cordial co-operation of the Relief 
and Aid Society in the tusgestion as to the disposal 
of the inmates" of the Home, and^the persons now 
there are comfortably provided for. The Home 
\vill be clo ed on thelOth. 

Al! of which is respecifully submitted. 

B. B.Stone, 
W. B. Bateham, 
Wm. M. v,labke. 

SPECIAL OKBER. 
The Chair iirt cted that <he spe- ial order, the or- 
dinance for the vacation o- Q,uincy street, be now 
taken up 

Aid. McGonnss moved thai -.c '.ordinance be post- 
poned indefinite y 

Aid. Bond moved as an amendment that the ordi- 
nance be postponed until the first regular meeting 
in July. 

'i he amendment prevailed by aye.-^ and noes, as 
follows : 

Ai/es—0i\8, Dixon, Coey, McOenniss, Thomp- 
son, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Cullerton, Clowry, 
Bateham, Bond. Buehler, MeGrath, Len- 
gaci or, McCaft'rey, Carney, Clarke, Woodman, 
Mr. President— 20. 

JVo«s— -Tracy, Ilickey, Bailey, Powell, Verdier, 
Sweet, Heath. Gardner, Cleveland. Schmidt, Stout, 
Schaffner, Ogdet), Busse— 14. 

ENGROSSED ORDINANCES. 
The Clerk pi', sented an engroised ordinance in 
relation to chimney sweeps. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to amend the ordinance by 
inserting the word "chimney" before the word 
''sweep" in the sixth line ot sec. 3. 
The amendment prevailed. 

Aid. McGeniiifS moved that the ordinance as 
amended be pas^sel. 

The mot on prevailed by ayes and noes, as fol- 
lows : 

>1^es— BIcGenn'ss, Thompson, Dnggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Ilickey, Cullerton, Clowry, Powell, 
Verdier, Swe t, Cleveland. McGrath, Schmidt, Stoutj 
Schaffner, Lei g;icher, McCaffrey, Busee, Woodman, 
Mr. President— 22. 

jYoes— Otis, Dixon, Coey, Bailey, Bateham, Bond, 
Gardner, Huehler, Cai'ncy, Clarke. Ogden — 11. 
The following is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORDINANCE 
entitled an Ordinance in Relation to Chimney 

Sweeps. 
Be it Ordainediu the Common Council of the City of 
Chicaro : 

Sj?ction 1. There shall be nominated by the 
Majoi- of the city of Chicago, subject to the approv- 
al of the Common Council, one chimney sweeper 



for the city, who shall hare fuli po;.tr to appoint 
others ui der him, according to the ."■uo'^eijueiit pro- 
visions of this ordinance. 

Sec. 2. No person sh ill hereafi:t.r li'Jotv tie busi- 
ness or occupation of chimney swcoj»'r, eiliier by 
himhclf or others, within the' city ot Chic:. go, un- 
lefshe shall have been approved in tiu^ tcarinerpre- 
scribed in section 1, and shall give bonds to the city 
of ChiCigo, conditioned for the taitfsl cJ perfoim- 
ance of his duties according to tlu; piovisions 
heieafier contained, and shall have rcyirieied his 
n;ime and the names of all persons e!T.]sioved by 
him as assi-^tants, with a number aillxt i" to every 
such name, in a book to be kept by the Oily Oh rk, 
and shall have obtained from said Clerk \ c.-.ilifi- 
cate of such registry, containing the iii.nie 
of the pen-on and the number atlixed in ^tjcii reg- 
istry, under a penalty of five dollarc; ioi- c:i*;h and 
every day be shall follow, byhimsilfos ot,; «r. . the 
faid busiiets, rnd the said Clerk is hereby itijuired 
to make out and deliver to ihe per.-on so :j|, ^jritsl 
fruch certifica e, for each of wnich he sliiiU of en- 
titled to demand and r ceive oie dollar. 

Sec. 3. Every per.-on following theafor ^ad bnei- 
ness within said city siiail we; r. and causal io be 
worn by the iiersons employed by hm. ip. a con- 
spicuous manner, on his left breast, a fjndtjo valli 
the woid'' Chimney Sweep," and the nuiiibtr or 
fignie placed opposite his name in the regntjy of 
the City Clerk, the badge shall be male of hibek 
tin or other durable material, and th ■ letieis ai d 
figures thereon one inch in let gtb and eas ly <!56- 
tingu shttble. Every person who tihall viola' e the 
provisions of ths section thall forfeit five dollar •. 

Sec. 4. Every such chimney sweep, so appuii.l* d 
who shall not within foity-eight hours after apji'i- 
cation to him, made by any inhabitant of the cit> , 
sweep or cause to be swei^t, such chmncyfiasLe 
shall be required to sweep, shall for every su.Jj oi- 
fense forieit and p ly the rum of three dollars. 

Sec. 5. Every such chimney sweep so appoarled 
shall be entitled to demand and receive for each 
ch raney so swept, the lollowing sums smd no r.ore, 
to-wji : Fur e icli chimney fifty cents f r e. ch >to' y 
tiirough which such ch mney shall pass. And for 
each addition. 1 fine filteeii cents, and on paymeiit 
of the cost of cleaning out or sweeping, a rec( i pi 
shall in every insla icebe given for the same, and hi 
such rece pt the time at which the work was dcutj 
shall be stated. 

Sec. 6. It shall be the duty of the person or pe:~ 
sons occupying or u^ing any building with'n th^ 
limits of the city of Chicago to cause all chimney.* 
which may be used theiein to be swept or scrapcG 
out once iii every twelve months, and it t-hall be the 
duty of the c'ty eh mney sweeper or h s authorized 
agent, nice in every twelve months to inspect all 
chimneys in use in the city of Chicago, and if any 
of said chimneys have not been swept or scraped 
out at any t'me within the period of twelve months 
as aforesaid the said city ch"mney sweeper shall 
forthwith cause said chimney or chimneys to be 
cleaned or swept out, and the occupant of such 
premises shall pay, orcauseto be paid, of^aid chim- 
ney sweeper, upon the completion of said work, the 
cost of the same as established by section 5 of this 
ordinance. 

Sec. 7. Any violation, or neglect, or refusal to 
comply with the provisions of section 2 of this or- 
dinance shall he punii-hed with a fine of not to ex- 
ceed one hundred dollars and co&ts of prosecu ion. 
Also, 

An engrossed ordinance granting permission to 
Alex. Bell aid James Turner to lay down a railroad 
track across Archer av< nue. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the ordinance be recom- 
mitted. 

Aid. Clarke demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion was lost by the following vote : 

vlj/es— Knickerbocker, Dixen, Coey, McOen- 
nits. Daggy, Schmitz, Ilickey, Bailey, Clowry, Bond, 
Verdier, Heath, Gardner, Cleveland, Carney, Mr. 
President— 16. 

Nots—Oii^, Thompson, Stone, Tracy, CuUe- 
Bait ham, Powell, Sweet, Buehler, V 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, MceJ.Ju.j. 
Clarke, Ogden, Busjsc, Woodtnan— 19. 



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AM. Olarke moved to postpone the consideration 
of the ordinance tor two weeks. 

Tiie motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as fol- 
io wm : 

vl^es— Knickerbocker, Daggy, Tracj', Tlickcy, Cul- 
lerioii, Batuluvm, Powell, Hond, Vcrdier, Sweet, 
Gardner, Clevelaid, Buehler, McGratb, Stout, 
SchaHncr, Lentfacher, McCaffrey, Carucy, Clarke, 
Woodman— 21. 

iVoes— Otis, Dixon, Cocy, McGcnnisu, Thompson, 
Stone, ■•^chiuitz. Baiiey, lUowry, ileath, richmidt, 
Ogdtin, Busse, Mr. Frcftiuent— 14. 
Also, 

An engrossed ordinance granting pprmission to 
Charn'ey Bro-'. & >.o. to lay down a railroad track 
acro>s * ologiie street. 

Aid. McGrath moved that tbeconMderatiou of the 
ordinance be postponed for twoweeks. 

The motion i> evailed. 

REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES— FINANCE. 

Aid. Batehira, of the Committee on Firance. to 
whom had been referred the petition oi W. \.Ilendrie 
for compens.ition for a valaaiile clock which was 
destroyed in the City Hal , Oct. 9, 1871, submitted a 
report adverse to the pn.yer of the petitioner. 

Aid. Clarke move I to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred the 
petition or' James Meara for compensation for per- 
sonal injuries, subm tted a report adverse to the 
pr.iyerof the petition. 

Aid. Batuham moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed 

RAILROADS. 

Aid. Weo^man, of the Committee on Railroads, to 
whom was referred a communicaMon irom H. N. 
Towner, Secretary of the No th Chicago City Kail- 
way Company, covering a resolution adopte i by the 
Directors of said railway company, and asking the 
assent of the Common Council thereto, submitted a 
report thereon. 

Aide. Carney and Dixon demanded that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The ibllow;ng is the report : 
To the Mayor and Alderman of the City of Chicago, 

in Comm n Council Assembled : 

Your « ommittee on Kailroads, to whom was re- 
ferred the commun cation of U. N. Towner, Secre- 
tary of i he North Chicago Railway Company, with 
a rv. solution asking a^Ben J of the Commo i Council 
thereto, having had the same under .advisement, 
re8|)ecttuily repoit, rec mmendingthe pa-sa^e of 
said r solution, except ihat said privileges shall ex- 
tend for twenty-tive years from and alter the pas- 
ease of said ordinance, -ind the time for laying 
down the track is extended for ninety days. 

C. L. Woodman, 
Wm. M. Clarke, 
Henry Sweet, 
J. E. Otis, 
Committee on R lilroads. 

The following is the resolution referred to above : 

Whereas, The Common Council of the city of 
Ch c go passed an ordinance on the 8lh day of May, 
1871, wh.ch was approved by the Miyoi 
on the 15>h day of the same month, 
granting permission to the North Chicago 
City Railway Company to use portions of Cen- 
tre streei. and Lincoln aveiue for the construction 
and operation of railway tracks; and, whereas, 
there ;s no time expressly named or relerred to in 
said oidinaiiCJ as the period of time dur ng which 
such permission shall run, and there is no doubt 
exprestec i as to the true meaning and construction of 
said ordinance, as to the extent of the rights and 
privileges, as we 1 as the condiiions and restrictions 
thereon ; now, therefore, 

Mesolved, That ihn North Chicago City Railway 
Company hereby accepts said ordinance aMd assents 
to thepropositionthereincoi. tamed : Provided. That 
said ordinance be construed to mean that sa d rail- 
way compvny may have the same rights and privil- 
eges that it now has on North Clark street s all be 
8ut)ject to the same conditions and restrictions now 



imposed on said Company on N^rth Clark street, 
and may use; pirts of streets .Jesgnated in said -rdi- 
nances fori he same length o time t is nov author- 
ized to u e North Clark street, and that the Com- 
mon CouiiCil ass-ent to this cons ruction. 

In wiine^s whereof, I, H.N Towner, Secretary of 
the North Chi- ago City Railway Comp my, hav. , on 
this 5th day of Ju::e, 1871, siuiud my name and af- 
fixed tlieteal of said corpora ion. 

II. N. Towner, Secretary. 

Whereas, The North Chicago City Riihvay Com- 
pany his accepted the ordinance authorizinif the 
use ol' parts of Centre etivt t and Lincoln avenue, 
passed May 8, and approved May 15, 1871, with a 
proviso g ving a cert.iln eonstruction to the oidi- 
nance, as appears by a rcisolulion of said Company, 
pased .June 8. 1871: 

Risolved. Thitthe city of Chicago, by its Com- 
mon Council, a-sent to such constiuctiou of ihe or- 
dinance. 

Aid. (Marke moved that the consideration of the 
report be made the special order for next Monday at 
8 o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred the pe- 
tition of the Atlantic andPic tic R ilroad Comi<aiiy, 
asking permission to lay tracks on t-etain streets in 
the city or ('hicago, s b niited a report recommend- 
ing the passage of a i accompanying ordi'iaice. 

Alds.bix'm and U igsry demanded that the report 
be laid over and published. 

Thef )ll()wing is the reportard oid nance : 
To the Mayor and Al leimen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common <'ouncii Assembled : 

Your Committee on Ralroads, to whom was re- 
ferred an ordinance concernin'-^ the Atlant c and 
Pacific railroad, haing had the same undi r advise- 
ment, respect' ully report, that your committee, 
after a \ery careful investigation, having held 
several meet ngs and having heard from panies lor 
and agiinst «ranting the rii/ht of way to said rail- 
road, find little or no objectioa to the route men- 
tion id in said ordinance, ar,d your comm ttee be- 
lieve by grant' ng said ordiiaiice thata new entrance 
can bj given to three new railroads, aid that the 
f-a^d route will be of less da . age to property than 
a'.y other rout" th a can be given to said road, and 
your comm ttee would reportin favorot the patsage 
of said ordinance. C L. Woodman, 

Wm. M. ( larke, 
Henry -^weet, 
Jostpu E. Otis, 
Committee on Railroads. 
AN ORDINANCE 
Concerning the Atlaniic ana Pacific Railroad Com- 
pany. 
Bt it Ordained hy the Common Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permisfl'on and authority be and 
is hereby granted to the Atlant c and Pa'Mfic R dl- 
road Company and to its successors t. put d<.wn, 
on.^tru t, and ma ntain a railroad with a .single or 
double track, and all necesi-ary switches and turn- 
outs, aioHir a id upon the following named route and 
streets in the city of Ch cago : Commencing at the 
western limits of the city, at Armitage road (or 
street), then:*e o > said Armitase road to and acr es 
Mended street, thence on any property said com- 
pany may acquire, by purch ise, co demi ation. or 
otherwise, 1o the Nor h nranch of the Chicago river, 
thence across fad North branch on any property 
said company may acquire, by purchase, condem- 
nation, or otherwite, to and across Southiwrt 
street, and thence to Jones avenue, at a point north 
of Oiybourne place, and south of Hern- 
don street ; thence on said Jones ave- 
nue and ea^thorne avenue to Wil ow 
street, thence o hany property said company may 
acquire to by purchase, condemnation or otherwise, 
in North avenue; the ce across North avenue tj 
Cherry avenue; thence on Cherry avenue aid North 
Branch street to and acrosi the North Branch 
canal and to Hawthorne avenue ; and from said 
North Branch street on any property said comp my 
may acquire, by purchase, coidcmnation or other- 
wise te Chicago avenue. And also to put down, 



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construct, and maintain for passenger cars only a 
single or double track from the north side of said 
Willow stn ct on said Hawthorne avenue to 
Hill- ted street, so as to forma junction witli the 
track of 'he Chicago and Evan-ton Railroad Com- 
pany ; and autho'-it.\ is heieby given to op rate ihe 
said Chicago and Evanston railVoad tracks by steam to 
Larrabee street. Iris hereby provided that .-aid 
crossing of the North Branch 01 the Chicago river 
shall be made by r. swing or draw bridge to becon- 
6truct^d and maintained by said Atlantic and Pacific 
'R:iilrcad Comp ny. 

Sec. 2. Said Atlantic and Pacific Railroad Com- 
pany, and its succe.^sors, are hereby authorized to 
run "their cars overai d along said tracks with steam 
or other motive pov/er. aa said company miy deem 
best, subject, however, to ail general ordinal ces of 
the city of Chicago as to railroad companies s ra- 
jlarly stuated. Convenient crossinLS .shall be made 
and raaintaiiied by said company where said tr.ick 
or tracks cross any stieet or'alley wiihin the limits 
or said city, according to the direction;:* of th(! Hoard 
of Public u orUs of said city, but the permission 
and an hority hereb.\ grantt^d are upon the express 
eondit on that sai<l company shall erect within one 
year rom the passage o I this ordinance a viaduct 
over North avenue, where the said track or tracks 
shall c o-is the same, and sh. 11 maintain s id vii- 
duct, and i-hall erect and maintain viaducts over 
any of its said tracks on any street or strerts of 
said city which may be crossed by its said tracks, 
where and as the said Boaid of Public Works 
of said city may from time to time re- 
quire, and eiect aid coi'Struct the approaches to 
all said viaducts, with propir areas on either side 
of such approaches, .-aid anproaeiies to have an 
elevat on of not more than one foot to every forty 
feet in length thereof; And proHded, however. 
That wiiere any such viaduct cann(!t be built at any 
such street cross ng without the same be bnilt over 
the track or traces o some other railroad company 
or companies, then sadi company shall only be 
obliged to jo=n with such other last mentioned 
railroad c mpanyor companies in the const uction 
and maintenance of such viaduct, und tu pay its fair 
proportion of tlie co-t of such viaduct or viaducts, 
and if .s ch other railroad company or eompanies 
shall not join in the erection of any such viaduct, 
then if the pr portion of (-uch other company or 
companies shall be otherwise provided, the said 
Atlr>ntic ^.nd Pacific Raiiro id Company shall pay its 
fairproporti n of the cost of any such viaduct." 

Sec. G. The privileges hereby granted shall be 
subject to all general ordinances that are now, or 
may hereafter be, in force concerning railroads in 
the city of Chicago. 

Sec. 4. The p. rmission and authority hereby 
granted are npon the further exp'e-s condition that 
the said Atlanth-. and Pacific Railroad Company, 
shall and will forever indem lify a-id s ive harmless 
the city of Chic go against and from any and all 
damages, judgments, decrees and costs, and ex- 
penses of the same whuh it may suffer, or wliich 
may he recovereri or obtained aga'nst said city, for 
or by reasonof thegianting of such privileges and 
aui hority, or for, or by reason of, or growing out of, 
or resulting from the pas-age of this ordinance, or 
any matter or thint? connected therewith, or with 
the xercise by said company of the privileges 
hereby granted. 

Sec. 5. The peimis«ion and authority herein 
granted are upon the further express cond tion that 
said railroad company ^hall, and wi 1. within two 
years from the time that sa d company shall lay 
down and construct said track or tracks upon said 
streets, comnv nee and prosecute, in good laith, in 
some court of competent jurif-diction, proceedings 
for the ascertainment of and th.- making of cotn- 
pensation lor all legal damages that may be suffered 
by any per-on or persons in their property or pos- 
sessions by reason of such laying down and con- 
struct on of such track or tracks, or any other pnrt 
thereof, and that having so commenced such pro- 
ceedings said railroad company shall prosecute the 
same in good faith without unreasonable delay to 
completion : Provided, That this section shall not 
apply to any property or possessions the owner of 



or party interested in which shall not have claimed 
such compensat on w thin said two years. 

Sec. 6. The pelmis^ion and authority herein 
granted are upon the further express condition, to- 
wit : That said Atlantic ai d Pacific Railroad Com- 
pany ^hall permit any corporation, person, or p: r- 
sor.s duly authorized'by ordinance of said city to 
const! uct 8 de tr. cks to intersect any track or tracks 
of said railroad company within the limits of said 
city, for the j urpose of conveying property to and 
fiom Slid railroad to any warehouse, lumberyard, 
coal yard, or manufactory situated with one thou- 
and (1,0(J0) feet of such la Iroad, and shall deliver 
freight to and r< ceive freight from any such ware- 
hou e, lumber yard, coal yaid,or manu<actor_\ situ- 
ate d upon wny such s:detracl< w thoutdi.-cr.miiiation 
between the owni rs or lessees of any such ware- 
house, lumber yard, coal yard, or manufactory. 

Sec. 7. The privileges authorized herein are 
granted upon the expre.-8 conditi<m that said Atlan- 
tic and Pacific Railroad Company shall permit the 
A hicago and Evanstcn Railroad Company, and one 
other r ilroad compai y which has not at present 
any right of entrance into the city of Chicago un- 
der any ordirani e or trrai t of said city, to use said 
tracks hereby authorized to be iai.i o. th streets 
herein named joint y with the said Atlantic and Pa- 
cific Rai road Company, (and to lay down tracks 
upon and across any land- owned, leased, or occu- 
pied by the said Atlantic and Pacific Raihoad Com- 
pany when necessary to the exercise of the privi- 
leties hereby granted), upon such fair and equitable 
terms as may be agreed upon by said com- 
panies, and an ordinance from the Common 
Council of the city of Chicago; and in the 
event that said companies cannot agree upon 
such terms, the same shall be settled by three 
d sinterested persons, one to be selected by sad At- 
lantic I nd Pacific Ra lioad Company, one to be 
named b\ such other company as may desire to use 
said tracks, and the bird per- on by said two per- 
sons, and the terms and conditions which shall be 
fixed and determined by said persons, or a majority 
of sucl'. persons, shall be the terms and conditions 
upon which said companies respectively shall use 
ami occupy said trjicks and lay down tracks upon 
and a -ross saiii lands; and .-uch other railroad com- 
pa ies which may be allowed the use of said tracks 
shall have the same piivileges to run cars upon and 
across said streets aed alleys as are herein granted 
to Said Atlantic and P c fie Railroad Conipan> , and 
shall be subject to all the conditions, resr ctionsand 
terms contained in this ordinance : Provided, fur- 
ther, That this ordinance si all be null and \o\d. un- 
less the t'acks herein providi d for shall be con- 
structed within two years Irorn the date of the pas- 
sage, hereof. 

JUDICIARY. 

Aid. McGrath, of tbi- Committee on .Judiciary, to 
whom was reierred the communication from his 
Honor tie Mayor veto. ng the ordinance for gfad- 
ii g and paving West Ind ana streei , submitted a te- 
port recommending that the ordiiunee be referred 
back to the Board of Public Works, with the request 
that they present an ordinance under the provisions 
of the recent laws of the State. 

Aid. aggy moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same committe •, to whom was referred an or- 
dinance prescribing the miiniuT of loading stones, 
timber and other materials on vehicle-', submitted 
a repoit th.ereon. 

Al is. Dixon and McGenniss demanded that the re- 
po^tbe la d ove.- and published. 

The following is the lepoit and ordinance : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on .Tud ciary, to whom was re- 
ferred ai ordinance prescribitu/ the width of loads 
oi store, timber, and other material on vehicles on 
the stfeets of tne c tv, having had the same under 
advise nent, respectfully report: 

v\ oud res|iectfully recommend that the words 
"or other material," bet.ween the wor>ls "stone" 
and*' shall," be stricken out, and that the word 
" or" be inserted between the words " timber" and 



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<* stone," and that with such amendment the ordi- 
nance be passed. P. Daggy, 

James J. McGrath, 
G. Powell, 

JOHN' J Knickerbocker, 
Committee ou Judiciary. 
The following is the o dinance : 
Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chic 'I go: 

Section 1. That hereafter any person 
or per-ons who shall be in charge of 
any wagon, dray or other vehicle in use 
upon any of the streets of said city, a d upon 
which slial be loaded timber or st'ne, shall s^o ar- 
range and place such load that no p.irt thereof 
shall project on the sides of such vehicle beyond or 
outside of the wheels of the same. 

Sec 2. Any per on who shall be found gui'ty 
of a violation of the foregoing section of this ordi- 
nance, shall be fin. d in a cum not less thMn five dol- 
lars, nor more than ten dollars for ench offense. 

Sec. 3. This ord nance shall be in force from and 
after its passage and due publication. 
Also. 
Of same committee, to whom was refeired an or- 
dinance relat "g to obscene publ'calionsand prints, 
etc.. submitted a report, recommending the passage 
of the o'di nance. 

Aid-. McGra h and McOafiVey demanded that the 
report he la d over and published. 
The motion pr'vailed. 
The follow! ntr is the report : 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE. 
Tc the Miiyor and Aldermi-n oi tiie City of Chicago, 
in Common Council As-embled : 
Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom was re- 
fei-re i an ordinancein regard to obscene publicatioi s, 
prints, pictnres, etc.. having had the same under 
advisem.nt, respectfully repoit th.t your commit- 
tee ai e of tht^ opinion th it the provisions o'' the ordi- 
nance are conducive to public good morals, and 
would therefore recommend that the ordinance be 
passid. P. Daggy, 

James J. McGrath, 
G.Powell, 

John G. KxiBKEBBOCKER, 
CommiUce on Judiciary. 
AN OEDINANCE 
In regard to obscene pub.ications, prints, pictures, 
papers, e'c. : 

Section 1. Be it Ordained by the Common Council 
of the city or' ^hica^ro : 

>ECTioN 1. That no person or persons 
shall exp >se, circulate, offer for sale, sell, 
or distribute Avith n the limits of the city 
aiiv obscene, scandalous or libelous news- 
paper, hook, print, pamphlet, circular, or periodi- 
c:il, caricature, pcture, drawing, statue or other 
objt'Ct whatever of any immoral or seanaalous na- 
ture, orcalculaed to excite scandal, immoral ty or 
disturb mce of the peace or public tranquil ity, under 
a penalty of 'en doliar-i for each and every offense, 
to Be coliecied as other poialties for violation of 
city oni nances are collected. . 

Sec 2. This ordinance -hall be in force from and 
after its pa>>sage and due publication. 
FIRE AND WATER. 
A'd. McGenniss, oi' the Committee on Fire and 
Water, to whom was referred an ordinance to 
ame d s( ction 24 of chapter 9, Revised Ordinance*, 
entitled " Fire Department," submitted a report 
recomm 'nd iig that the ord nance be not passed. 

Aids. Bailey and Clowry demanded that the re- 
po't be laid over and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report : 
To the M lyor nnd Alderman of the City of Chicago, 
in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Fire and Water, to whom was 
referred an ordinance to amend section 24 
of chapter 9, Revised ordinances, ent tldd, "Fire De- 
part me t," havi ig h.id the same under a Uisemenf, 
resp'-ctful'y report: 

Your (ommittee gave due consideration to the 
subject re erred to them, and heard the parties de- 
siring its pa-eaie explain fully the eft'ect it would 
base inren-rence to ceita'n special interests. 

Your committee beg leave to refer to the fact that 



the See. (24) sought fo be amended, has Ions been in 
force a'^ a a law or' the c ty having been enacted in 
1865; yo'ir coramitt -e a'so refer to the long labori- 
ous and exciting struggle over the present fire 
ordinal ce, and to the fact that ore 
of the last, if not the very last, 
amendnieiits offered was one suhstant a'ly if not 
identical with the one under consideration, and 
w is p -esented for the same purpose, viz., to amend 
sec. 2 1, and that it was prompt'y voted down. 

Your coram ttee are of the opinion that it would 
be unwise and injudicious to attempt to alter or 
amend the present ord uxnce unless a greater 
and more vital necessity exists for doing so than 
does exist. 

Your committee recommend that the ordinance be 
not passed, for the reasons above given. 

J. W. McGenniss, 

E. F. CULLERTON, 

T. W. Stout. 
James .1. McGrath, 
Committer on Fire and Water. 

The followi ntr is the ordinance : 
Beit Ordained by th Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

That section 24 of chapter 9 of an ordi- 
nance entitled " An ordinance f r revising and con- 
solidating the general orlinances of the city of 
Chicago," i^assed October '2-3, 1865, be, and 
the same is hereby amended by adding the follow- 
i s cl lu-e to the end of sa d section : 

Provided, however, That the premises hereinafter 
d seribed may be ufed for the d ickage and sale of 
lumber : 

Beginning on livke shore at north line of Indiana 
street, and thence west to the west line of St. Clair 
s reet, and thence south on wi st line of Ss. Clair 
street to the south li, e oi' North 'iV^ater street, thence 
e ist to the ea-t line of water lot No. 34 in Kinzie's 
ad lit on, thence south on ea t line of said Witcr lot 
to the no th bank of the Chicago river, then -e east 
along the north branch of Chicago river to water 
Ih'eof Lake Michigan, thence north to place of be- 
gin trin a;. 

Also, beginning at a point on South branch of the 
Chicafc'o river 500 feet east of the west line of Michi- 
gan ■■ ve.iue (extended), and runnii g thence due 
south to ;i point whi re the north line of Randolph 
street (if extended), would intersect said line run- 
ning s'mth from the Chicago river, thence due east 
on said north line of Ran iolph street (if evtended) 
to Water line of Lake Michigan, thence north on 
said water line of Lake Michigan to South branch of 
mouth of Chicago river, thence west to place of be- 
.ginning. 

Aid. McGrath moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance granting Charn'ey Bros. & Co. 
permi-s on to lay a railroad track across Cologne 
street, was laid over for two weeks. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Sto e moved that the ordinance be passed. 

The mot on prevailed by the following vote: 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Coey, McGenniss, 
Dau^y, intone, Schraitz. Tracy, llickey, Cullerton, 
Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Powell, Veidier, Sweet, 
Heath, Gardner, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schatt'ner, Lengacher, McCaiTrey, 
Carney, Carke, Ogden, Woodman. .Mr. President 
—31. 

Noes — Dixon, Thompson, Bond, Bus'se — 4. 

The fol, owing is the ordinance as passed : 
AN ORBrNANCE 
Grantintr i>ermi8sio" to Charulev Brothers & Co., to 

construct and maintain a si e ttack connecting 

with their track already laid rora the east side of 

Co ogne sf. eet, into their lumber yard on the west 

sifie of Colog e street. 
Beit Ordained by the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission is hereby given and 
granted to Charnley Brothers & Co. to lay down, 
construct and m lintain or a per od of five ye u-s 
from the time this ordinance shall take effect, a side • 
track connecting with the r track already la'd from 
the east side o Colo-ne 'street Inio the lumher yard 
on the west side of Cologne street : Provided, The 
said side tr.ick shall be laid down and maintained 



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u\uler the din ction and supervitiion of the Board of 
Public Works of said city : And provided further. 
That the ?aid privilege or grant sha 1 cease and ter- 
minate at the expiration ot five jea's from the t me 
this ordinance takes effect, and at the expira ion of 
said period the said Ch:irnley Brothers & Co., or 
their heirs or assigns, shall t'ke up and remove the 
same, leaving the street in good condition and re- 
pair wheae the same is so taken up : 

And provided further, That n case of their neg- 
lect and refusal so to do, the Council may oider he 
same to he take and removed hy any of its officers, 
at the cost and expense ot said Charnley Brothers & 
Co., their heirs or ass'gvis : 

And provided further. That the said Charnley 
Brothers & Co.," their heirs or as-igt'S, shall keep 
such portion oi s id street as sha 1 be occm ied by 
said track in g< od coi dition and repair, under the 
supervision and as they may be directed by the 
Board of Public Works of said city. 

Sec. 2. This ordinance is passed and the permis- 
sion aforesaid trranted upon the express condition 
that the said Charnley Brothers &. Co. shall 
enter into bonds with the said city of 
Chicago, signed by sureties to he ap- 
proved by the Mayor within ten days from 
its pa-sage, in the sum of $5,000, conditioned to 
comply with the conditions of this ordinance, and 
the general railroad o dinances now in forre, or 
that may hereafter be passed, and al'^o to save, keep 
harmless andindem'dry the city of Chicatio from all 
damages, costs and expenses that may accrue or in 
any way arise from or grow out of the privileges 
hereby granted, and upon the further express con- 
dition that the city of Chicago may at any time re- 
peal this ordinance. 

Sec. 3. Tliis ordinance shall he in force from 
and after its passage. 

FIRE AND WATER. 

Aid. Mcfienniss, of the Committee on Fire and 
Water, to whom had been referied a communica- 
tion from the Board of Police Commissioners in re- 
lation to rebuilding of burnt engine houses, and the 
purchase of the Babcock tire-extinguisher, submit- 
ted a report thereon. 

Aids. Carney and McCaftVey demanded that the 
report be laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council Assembled : 

Y<'Ur Committee on Fire and Water, to whom was 
referred a communica'ion from the Board of Police 
Commissioners in relation to rebuilding of burnt 
eng ne houses aail the purchase of the Babcock 
lire' extinguisher, having had the same under ad- 
visement, respectfully report : 

That they 'uHy concur in the recommendation of 
the Board in retiard to the necessity for prompt ac- 
tion lieing taken toward repl icing the buildings of 
the Fire Department. Your committee therefore 
recommend, in compliance with the reciuest of the 
Police Commissioners: 

1. The purchase of a lot on Chicago avenue, be- 
tween Clark and Wells i-treets, and the erection 
thereon of a building for the steamer F. Gund. 

2. To sell the lot on State street, near Congress, 
formerly occupied by the J. B, Rice, and purchase 
a lor, on Harrison street, between State and Clark, 
or on Third avenue, between Harrison and Polk 
streets, and the erection thereon of a house for the 
Rice engine. 

3. To sell the lot on La Salle street formerly occu- 
pied by the Long John engine, and purchase a new 
lot in the district bounded by La SalTe and Franklin 
and Randolph and Monroe streets, and erect thereon 
a house for said engine Long John. 

4. To sell the lot on Dearborn street lately occu- 
pied by the A. D. Titsworth engine, and purchase 
for occupancy of this engine a new lot s tuated east 
of Dearborn and north of Madison street. 

The engine houses herein recommended to be 
built are all in the burnt district, and the necessity 
for their prompt restorat'on is a fact so self evident 
that no extended argument in favor thereof is 
deen-ied necessary hy your committee. 

Your committee also recommend the purchase of 
three Babcock eng' nes of the third class, as recom- 
mended by the Police Commissioners. Your com- 



mittee are unanimously of the opinion that no more 
efficient apparatus fnr extinguishing fires exists at 
the present time, and have "iiir vtd at this opinion 
from actual observation of the working of the en- 
gines, and from the univerf-al t« etimony of all per- 
sons using tl em, ana that our city cannot too soon 
su]>ply itself with a number of these powerful and 
com'paratively economical agents. To tuHy carry 
out the recommendations herein coi tained, your 
commitiee ask the adoption by yourhonorable body 
of the fol' owing: 

Resolved, That the City Comptroller he, and is 
hereby, auth rized and directe'^ to advertise for 
proposals to sel to the city of Chicago a lot for an 
ensjine house on Chicago avenne, between Clark and 
Wells streets, in the North Division : also, for pro- 
posals to sell to the city a lot for an engine 
house on Ha'-rison s reet, between Stote 
and Clark street, or on Third avenue, between Har- 
rison and Polk streets ; also lor a lot in the district 
bounded by La Salle and Frankliti streets, and Ran- 
dolph and Monroe streets; also for a lot in the dis- 
trht east of Dearborn and i orth of Madison street. 

Resolved, That theComptrol er be, and he is here- 
by, autlorized and din (ttd to at! verti^e for proposals 
to purchase from the cty the lot on La -alle stn-et 
formerly the Long John engine house lot: also 
the lot on Dearborn street once occu})ied by the 
Titsworth et gine house ; also the lot on the west 
side of State srcet, near Congress street, once occu- 
pied by the J- B. Rice enyine house, and report all 
of sa'd bids to this Oouncil. 

Resolved, That the Police Commissioners be and 
they are hereby authorized and directed to contract 
immediately er the purchase of three Babcock fire 
engines of the thini-ciass. at such pr'ce am! upon 
such terms of payment as will be for the best in- 
terests of the city of Chicago. 

J. W McGenn'LS, 

E. P. CULLIRTON, 

T. W. Stout, 
Jas. J. McGrath, 
Commiltee on Fire and Water. 
Also, 

Of same committee to whom was referred the ap- 
plication of G. Mille to be appointed chimney sweep, 
submitted a report recommending that the petition 
be reieireci to his Honor the Mayor. 

Aid. McGrath moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred a com- 
munication from the Chicago Board of Underwriters, 
nominat ug Lou's H. Davis as Fire ' ommi.-sioner in 
place of -T. E. Chadwick, resigned, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the nomination be con- 
firmed . 

Aid. McGen'Mss moved to concur in the report, 
and confirm the appo ntment ot Louis 11. Davis as 
Fire Commissioner. 

Aid. Carney demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
report was concurred iii and the appointment con- 
firmed by the following vote : 

^!/es~Knickerbocker, Otis, Dixon, Coey, McGcn- 
niss, Thompson, Dagtry, Stone, Schm-tz, Tracy, 
Hickey, ' ulierton, Baiky, CJlowry, Bateham,Pov ell, 
Bond, Heath. Gardner, Cleveland, McGrath, Schmidt. 
Stout, Schaffner, LeiiLracber, Clarke, Oiiden, Bussej 
Woodman, Mr. President— 30. 

iV'oes— Buehler, McCaft'r( y, Carney-~3. 
Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred a 
communication irom the Comptroller submitting 
propos lis to buy a lot on Jackson stn et, near Clin- 
ton, submitted a report recommending the adoption 
of an accompanying reso'ution. 

Aids. Powell and t'arney demanded that the report 
he laid over and published. 

The motio)t prevai ed. 

'i he following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago, in Common Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Fire and Water, to whom was 
referred a conmuinication from the City Comptroller 
inclosing pn po>als tor the unrchase of the o'd en- 
gine-house l<}t on West Jackson street (lot 22, bb ck 
46, school section addition to Chicago), having hid 
the same under advisement, respectfully report that 



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but two putties proposed in o'be(Uence to the Comp- 
tiolli'f's a/lverti*^('meiU to piirclvise the lot, an 1 hav- 
ing duly ii quiied into iho matter your committee 
recom mend th;:t the propo-<al or' j' W. Loomisbe 
acepted.the pnce oftered hy him being in the 
opinion of thi! committie far and reasonable, and 
is a-- follows : 

For tlie lotand huilding theroon $8,500, payable 
$1,0"0 down, b dance in seven (7) equal annual pay- 
ments, with in eiest at s percent, payable annually. 
Your commute respectfully a-k the adoption of the 
following reso'ution, viz. : 

Besolved, Thattlie Mayor an 1 city 'Comptroller be, 
and they are hereby, anthoi-ized and empowered to 
sell and convey to J. W. Loomis lot 22, block 46, 
school sectio/i aldition to Chicaifo, at the price and 
upon the terms set fo>- h in h's proposal to purchase 
the same, dated Maich 11, 1872. 
Respectfully submitted. 

J. \V. McGeNNI88, 
T.W. S.Qur, 

E. F.CULL'RrON, 

Jas. J. McGrath, 
Committee on Fire and Water. 
STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH DIVISION. 
Aid. .VlcGeniiiss, o tne Committee on Stre ts and 
Alleys, South Division, to whom h id been referred a 
petition for, and a. rem'u.strance aga'nst changing 
the sidewalk uva e on the east side of Fifth avenue, 
submitted a report thereon. 

A ds. Dixon and Carney demanded th.tt the report 
belaii! overand published. 

The following i"s the r port : 
To the M 'yor a nl Al lermen of the City of Chicago, 
in Common Council a-sembied : 
Y<iur Committee on Stre ts and Alleys, South 
Division, to whom wa^ re Ten od a petiiionfor rais- 
ing the sidevvalk grade on the eist side of Fifth 
avenue, between Harrison and T lylor streets, and 
a remonstrance against the same, having had them 
under advisement, respectfully report that they 
find upon examination that tlie report is signed by 
but a small nnmber of the cwiers of the property, 
and that a number who own property do not want 
the change made. 

All the houses erected on this street, between 
Polk and Harrison streets, have been built to con- 
form to the old g "de, and to raise the sidewalk 
now would subject the owners to considerable ex- 
pense to raise their houses, which would have to be 
done. 

Between Polk and Taylor streets five wooden 
houses have bee > bnilt and one brick house; the 
brick honse, in accordance with the old grade, and 
the wooden ones not in accord "wi h any szrad"^. 
Your committee ix-port - dverse to the prayer of the 
petition, deeming a proposition to ra se the grade 
on one side of a street. and not on theother. such an 
extraordinary proceeding as not to '»e entertained at 
all. J. Yi. McGenniss, 

R. B. Stone, 
Wm. Tuacy, 
H. M. Thompson, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, S. D. 
STKEETS AND ALLEYS, WEST DIVISION. 
The Ci mmitiee on Streets and Al eys. West 
Division, to whom was referred a report 
and ordinance for vacation of part of an al'ey 
in the north part of V, C. Turner's subdivi-ion of 
lot 4 in south >^ of southeast ^ sec. 12, 39, 13, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of the 
ordii ance. 

Aids. Clarke and Stout demanded that the report 
and ordinance be laido.er and published. 
Tlie f dlowii'g is the report : 

Your Committi e on Stieets and Alleys of the West 
Division, to whom was re'erred the foregoing ordi- 
nance, h iving duly examined the same, would rec- 
ommend its passage. Geo. Sherwood, 
B. G. Gill, 
E. F Cullerton, 
G. Powell, 
M. H. Hailet, 
M. Heath, 
John Buehler, 
Charles C. P FTolden, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. D. 
Chicago, March 25, 1872. 



The following is the ord 'nance : 

AN OEDINANCE 

for the vacafon of part o a h-y in north part of 

V. C. Turner's suhdivisio" o lot 4, in S. ^ of 3. 

E. Vof section 12, town 39. N. R. 13 E. 

Be it Ordaini'd by the Common Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Sectiov 1. That the part of the alley in north 
part of "V. C Turner's subdivision of lo: 4 in S. >i of 
S E 3i' section 12, T. 39 N. K. 13 E., as shown in the 
accomp inyiui,' drawing, be and is hereby ordered 
vacated Pro'ided, This Or linance shall not take 
eft'ect until Park avenue shall have been opened, as 
shown in the accompanying drawing, and placed 
on public record. 

Sec. 2. That said opening of Park .avenue shall 
be made a-id reconled w.thiii thirty days from the 
passage of this ordinan>e, otherwise it shall be of 
no effect. 

Also, 

Aid. Buehler, of same committee, to whom had 
been referred a report and ordinance fo^ tilling an 
alley from Nob'e street to west line of block 19, 
section 5, submitted a report recommending the 
passiige of the ordinance. 

Aids. McGraih and ' arnoy demanded that the re- 
port and ordinance be laidovir ami published. 

The following in th ■ report and ordinance : 

Office of the Bovrd of I^ublic Works, ) 
Chicago. Keb. 26, 1S72. J 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Comn on Council As^^cmbled : 

The Board of Public Works, having investigated 
as to the necessity and propriety of the improve- 
ment hereinafter de-cribef, as required by law, 
and havingdctermine 1 that such improvement is 
nt cessnry and p-oper do recommend that the alley 
from Noble street to the W( st line of B. 19, C. T. 
su'i. :-ec. 5, 39, 14 beUvcen Augusta ard Emma 
streets be filled to the depth of two teet in front of 
lots 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 16, 21, 26, 31, 32 38, 39, 40, 49, 
and 50 in sub-i>lock 2, B. 19, C. T sub. sec. 5, 39, 14, 
and to the depth ot th< e feet in front of the re- 
maining lots abutting on said alley bet veen 
fa'd points, in the m nnei particularly described in 
the accompmying drawing and in the ordinance 
herewith submitted d reeling the doing of the 
work. 

'! he contemplated imrrovement is asked for by 
the petition of ihe owners of a majority of the prop- 
eity lo be assesi-cd for such improvement. 

We herewith submit un estimate of the expense 
thereof: 

ESTIMATE. 

Filling $612,00 

Engineering: and superintending 20.00 

Costs of proceedings 5' '.00 

Total estimate of expsnse $682,00 

It is the f'pinion ot tne Boaid thatof this estimate 
of expense, the sum of $675.18 may be properly 
chargeab e 'o real estate specially benefited by the 
Slid proposed iniprovement, and th it the sum of 
$6 82 may he properly chargeable to and paid out 
of the general fund of the city of <;hicago. 

It is also the opinion of tne Board that real estate 
to be assessed for sa d improvement ean be found 
specially benefited to the extent of the said sum of 
$675.18 over and above the city at large. 

ORDINANCE. 
Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the city 

of Ch cago : 

Section 1. That the alley from Noble street to the 
we<t line of block 19, C. T. subdivison of section 5. 
39, 14, between Augus'a stre! t and Emma street, be 
and is her by ordered tilled to the depth of two feet 
in front of luts 3, 4. 8. 13, 15, 21, 27, 31, 32, .38, 39, 
40, 49 and 50, in sub-Mock 2. B. 19, C. T. subdivi- 
sion of section 5, 39, 14, and to the depth of three 
fe' t in front of the remaining lots abutting said 
alley between said points. Said work to be done 
under the superintendence of the Board of Public 
Works, coufoimab'y to the drawings prepared by 
said Board and h leto ann< xed. 

Sec. 2. That the sum of six hundred and twenty- 
five and 18-100 dohars be assosed by the 
Commissioners of the Board of Public Works upon 
the real estate by them deemed specially benefited. 



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by the improvement hereby ordered, in proportion, 
as nearly as may be, to ihe benefits re-uiting there- 
to, accordinsf to the provisions of the rev s«'d char- 
ter, a^ amended, in such cases made and provided, 
and that the said sum, when col ected, or so much 
thereo* asmny b • neces-ary for thitpu pose, be ap- 
plied pro rata with the amount specified in sec. 3 to 
thepiymentof the expenses of ihesaid improve- 
ment and the co-t- o said proceedintjs. 

Sec 3. That the sum of six a: d 82-100 dollars T^e 
chai-sreahle to and paid out of the s neral fund of 
the ci yof t'h cigo, anrj that the t-aid last-mentioned 
sum, or so much as may be necessary tor that pur- 
pose, be pa d an 1 applied pro rata with the amount 
specified in sec. 2 her o ' to the payment of the ex- 
penses of s^id improvtment, including the cobts of 
said proceeding. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. H. Carter, 
J. K. Thompson, 
Board ofPublic Work«? of the City of Chicago. 
To thw Honorable Maynr and Aldermen of the City 

of<Jhicago, in Common Council Assembled : 

Your t'omm ttee on Streets and Alleys, vv est Di- 
visio , to whom was referred the above ordi ance, 
most respectfully recommend the r as^age of the 
Bame. John Buehler, 

Timothy T. Verdier, 
G. Powell. 

E. F. CULLERTON, 

M. B. Bailey, 
M. Heath, 
Committee on Str -eiSHiid Alleys, W. D. 
LOCAL ASSESSMENTS. 

Aid. McGrath, of the Coramitiee on Local As- 
sessments, to whom was refe-nd a petition from 
Edward S. Dryer, asking the city to refund him a 
cer ain >imoui.t pa'd by him for the improvement of 
Sedgwick street, submitted a report leoommending 
that the petition be pi ced on file. 

Aid. Coey moved to concur iu the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom wns referred the pe- 
tition of the Trustees of the Olivet Baptist Church 
asking the Council to set aside a sale of said cnurch 
property *br sp'cial asst asment tax, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aids Clarke and f^chra'dt demanded that the 
report bj laid over and published. 

The motiort prevailed. 

The fo' lowing is the report : 
To the M lyor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council Assembled. 

Your ( ommiilec on Local • s essments, to whom 
was re'ern d the petition of the Trus e< s of the Oli- 
vet Baptist Church, askinir the Council to set aside 
a sa'e of .siid church property for i-pccia as-e-s- 
ment tax, ha ing h id the .-ame under advisement, 
respectfully report that the property was sold for 



the speci"! assessment made by the city for the im- 
provement of Fourth H\ enue, after the Tru-trcs had 
completed the improvement in ftont of their church 
property at their own expense, and a'ter they 
ha i a certific'te from the B"ard of 
Pubi'c Works accepting the work. We find, 
howe er, that the Trust' es ure to bl me, from the 
fact th tthey neglected to pr cure a proper voucher 
and present it t" the f^ity Collector and have it ac- 
cepteil in payment 'or their part of the assessment. 
Your committee believe all the Coun< il can do, or 
ough to do, is to cause the full amount rece'vcd by 
the city from si»id lana tax sale, being $273.76, to be 
paid "ack to the trustee- of the churcn propert- ,and 
let them mak the best teims tiiey can with the tax 
buyer : we would therefore respectfully n commend 
the passage o' the fol owing or-!cr : 

Ordcrpd, That the Comptroller be, anri he is here- 
by, "vdered to pay to the Trustees of the Olivet 
Bantist Church the sum of (i;273.76) two hundred 
and seventy-three dollars and st venty-six cents. 
James J. McGrath, 
John McCaffrey, 
Committee on Local Assessments. 
BRIDEWELL. 

Aid. Thompson, of the ('on.m ttee on Bridewell, 
to whom w 18 r tern d the official report of the 
Board of Inspector^ of the House of (^oriection from 
August 10. 1871, to January 1, 1872, submit'eda re- 
port, recommending that the report be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Stone moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

POLICE. 

Aid. Knickerbocker, of the Ccnmittee on Police, 
to whom was referred the draft of an ordin mce re- 
lating to the granting of permits for and the use of 
the space under sidewalks for vaults a'ld other pur- 
P'^ses. submitted a report rec mmending that the 
ordinance be passed. 

Aid. Daggy moved to waive the engrossment of 
the ordinance. 

The motion wao lost by ayes and noes as '"oUows — 
the charter requiring thirty votes in the affirmative: 

Ayes- KnicKerbocker, Dixon, Mc^enn;^8, Thomp- 
soi', Dagyy, Stone, Hickey, Oullerto", Hateham, 
Powell, Bond, Heath, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Stout. Clarke, Mr. President— 18. 

JWs— Otis, (]oey, Schniitz. Tracy, Bailey, Clow y, 
Ganlner, Schmidt. Schaffi er, Lengacher,McCatt"rey, 
Carney, Ogden, Busse, Woodman- -15. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the ordinance be referred 
to the C erk for engrossment. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Bailey mo ed that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion prevailed. 

So the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCnKI=!S, 
City Clerk. 



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COMMON COUNCIL. 



i^.EC3-"criL.JL:R. iLv^EETZisrc^. 



AI*]R1IL. l^tli, IST^^ 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present — Aid Kuickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, 
Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt. Stout, Schaffner, McCaflFrey, Cai-uey, 
Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Mr. President. 

Absent— A\6.. Holden, Verdier, Gill, Lengacher 
and Woodman. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the minutes of the regular 
meeting held April 8th, 1872, be approved without 
being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

PETITIONS AND COMMUNICATIONS 

The Clerk presented the following communica- 
tion from his Honor the Mayor. 

Mayor's Office, April 15. 
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago, in Common Council Assembled : 

Gentlemen — I have received the accompanying 
circular letter from the Chairman of the Committee 
of Arrangements of the Telegraph Memorial Monu- 
ment Association, at Washington, which I desire to 
have read to your honorable body. It is due 
to the memory of the late Prof. Morse, the in- 
ventor of the wonderful telegraphic method of com- 
munication between men and nations, that the 
municipal authorities of Chicago should place them- 
selves in electric conjunction with the other cities 
of America for the purpose of simultaneous expres- 
sion of sorrow at his demise, and of grateful appre- 
ciation of his incalculable services in behalf of 
science and mankind. 

I, therefore, recommend that a special meeting of 
the Common Council be held on to-morrow ("Tues- 
day) evening, in response to the invitation of the 
Telegraph Memorial Monument Association at the 
national capital, ana that you invite, by resolution, 
the various heads of departments and officers of the 
ci+y government to meet with you on the occasion. 

As a branch office of the Western Union Telegraph 
Company is located in the central office of the fire- 
alavm telegraph, in the City Hall, and will be ex- 
tended to your chamber, if desired, messages can be 
sent and received without loss of time in delivery. 

Respectfully, Joseph Medill, Mayor. 



Aid. Daggy moved that the reeommendation of 
his Honor the Mayor be approved by this Council, 
and that a special meeting be ordered for Tuesday, 
Apjil 16, 1872, at l}i o'clock p. m. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, Chicago, April 15, 1872. 
To the Honorable Board of Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in Common Council Assembled : 

Gentlemen : Upon examination of the ordinance 
in relation to chimney sweeps, passed by the Com- 
mon Council at its last regular meeting (April 8), I 
discover a material discrepancy between the com- 
pensation allowed to the sweeper in Section 5 of the 
engrossed ordinance, and the same section of the 
ordinance ordered to be engrossed. The latter au- 
thorizes the sweeps to charge 30 cents for each story 
through which the chimney passes, and for each 
additional flue 15 cents ; but the engrossed ordi- 
nance, which passed the Council, allows 50 cents 
for each chimney, and also 15 cents for each story 
through which it passes, and 15 cents for each flue 
cleaned. I am confident it was not the intention of 
the Council to permit 50 cents to be charged, but 
only 30 cents. The difference in rates was un- 
doubtedly made by the engrossing clerk, who 
mistook "thirty" for "fifty" in the original 
ordinance, as the word is blmdly written, 
and misconceived the punctuation in the remain- 
der of the sentence. I, therefore, return the ordi- 
nance without approval, in order that these errors 
may be corrected. At the same time, I take the lib- 
erty of suggesting a few amendments, which I 
think should be added to it. The first section pro- 
vides that the Mayor, with the approval of the Com- 
mon Council, shall nominate a chimney-sweeper, 
but no term of office is fixed, and no provision is 
made for his removal. The law conferring increased 
powers of removal on the Mayor, passed at the late 
session of the General Assembly, takes effect on the 
1st of July next, but is limited in duration to two 
years from the date of its passas^e. I would, there- 
fore, recommend that section 1 be so amended as to 
fix the term of office, and that provision be made 
for removal in order t:> secure efficient and satisfac- 
tory services. Section 2 requires the ofllcer to give 
bonds to the city for the faithful performance of his 
duties and obligations as set forth in the ordinance: 
but the amount of the bond is not stated, and there 
is no provision making the chimney-sweeper liable 
to the person injured for any damage th,it may be 
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carpets, in the swcepina; of chimneys and 
flues, which I think would be well to have 
inserted in the ordinance. The ordinance is also 
silent in regard to the disposition to be made of the 
soot of the chimneys. It is questionable whether it 
is best to permit the scrapings to be thrown on the 
streets, and swept about by the winds to aggregate 
the existing annoyance and discomfort from dust. 
In a city like this, where so much bituminous coal 
and wood are consumed, the necessity for period- 
ical cleaning of chimneys and flues is obvious. 
Very many fires are caused by foul chimneys, and 
rrost of what the tire department calls "false 
alarms" are occasioned by the same, which might 
be avoided by keeping them clean. It is estimated 
that it costs the city treasury for fuel, and wear 
and tear of machinery every time the fire depart- 
ment turns out on a false alarm, at least $75, which 
furnishes an additional reason for the enactment of 
an eflicient chimney-sweep ordinance. Very re- 
spectfully, Joseph MediLL, Mayor. 

Aid. McGenniss moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the ordinance in relation to chimney sweeps 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed 

Aid. Bond moved to refer the ordinance, together 
with the veto of his Honor the Mayor, to the Com- 
mittee on Tire and Water. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Otis presented a resolution directing that the 
offer of Grant and Price for the rental of the old 
Bridewell grounds, be accepted, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Tracy presented a resolution directing the 
Police Commissioners (o include in their estimate 
for the next fiscal year a sufficient amount to replace 
the damage done to patrolmen's uniforms, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Knickerbocker presented an order for a side- 
walk on the south side of VVaterstreet, from LaSalle 
street to Michigan avenue. 

Aid. Bowen moved that the order be referred to 
the Board of Public Works, with power to act. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Tracy presented a communication covering 
an order directing that a fire alarm box be erected 
on the cornrr of Halsted street and Douglas place, 
and moved the passage of the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Police and Fire Com- 
missioners be. and they are hereby directed to place 
a fire alarm box on or near the corner of Halsted 
street and Douglas place. 

Petition of citizens and property-owners for 
water-pipes on Indiana street, from Robey street to 
Western avenue, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Petition of J. Coppman for a free peddler's li- 
cense, was 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of A. L. Evans for permission to erect a 
tower on the south forty feet of lot seven, in block 
one, fractional section 15 addition, was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 

Aid. Buehler presented a communication con- 
cerning a resolution directing the Board of Public 
Works to lay water pipe on Milwaukee avenue, and 
moved the adoption of the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works Com- 
missionersbe,and theyare hereby ordered,to lay the 
water pipe (already on the ground) on Milwaukee 
avenue from the present terminus to FuUerton ave- 
nue. 



Petition of Mrs. Rosanna Whelanfor a rebate due 
her on the improvement of Jetferson street, was 
Referred to the Committee on Local Assessments. 

Petition of Adam Lichtenberg for a free peddler's 
license, was 
Referred to the Committee on Licenses. 

Petition of property owners on Harrison street for 
a new sidewalk on said street, from Canal street to 
Ellsworth street, was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a communication cover- 
ing an order for the erection of a fire-alarm box on 
the corner of Ashland avenue and Twenty-second 
strept, and moved the passage of the order. " 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Police and Fire- 
Commissioners be, and they are hereby directed, to 
erect as speedily as possible one fire-alarm telegraph 
box, to be located as near as possible to the corner 
of Ashland avenue and Twenty-second street, and 
that the City Clerk furnish a copy of this order to 
said Board. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a communication cover- 
ing an order relative to the enforcement of the or- 
dinance relating to street crossings, and moved the 
passage of the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Police Commission- 
ers be and they are hereby directed to strictly en- 
force the ordinance relative to the obstructing of 
street crossings by railroad cars, and especially the 
crossing at Eighteenth street, by the Chicago and 
St. Louis and other railroad cars. 

Aid. Cullerton presented a communication cover- 
ing an order directing the Committee on Railroads 
to inquire and report by what authority a railroad 
track is being put down in the Seventh Ward, and 
moved the passage of the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Committee on Railroads be, and 
they are hereby ordered, to inquire into and report 
to this Council at its next regular meeting by what 
authority a railroad track is being put 
down in the Seventh Ward from the 
Columbus, Chicago and Indiana Cen- 
tral railroad, southeasterly across Western 
avenue and Steele street, and also report the names 
of the parties engaged in having said track put 
down. 

Aid. Busse presented a communication covering 
an order for water pipes on LaSalle street, and 
moved the passage of the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordere J, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby ordered, to cause the laying of 
water pipes in LaSalle street, from Ontario to Su- 
perior, and from Superior street to the Waterworks, 
without delay, so as to get said street in a passable 
condition. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Sherwood, of the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division, to 
wh >m was referred a report and ordinance vacating 
parts of alley in block 8, Ashland addition to Chi- 
cago, submitted a report recommending the passage 
of the ordinance. 

Aid. Powell and Carney demanded that the ordi- 
nance be laid over and published. 

The following is the report and ordinance : 
OEDINANCE 
for the vacation of parts of alley, in block 8, Ashland 

addition to Chicago. 
Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the city 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. 'I hat the parts of the alley in block 8, 
Ashland addition, as shown on the plat hereto at- 
tached, marked " A" be, and the same are hereby 



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vacated and closed, provided, however, that this 
ordinance shall not take effect until the new sub- 
division of the east X of said hlock as shoAvn on plat 
hereto attached, marked " B," shall have been made 
and placed on public record. 

Sec. 2 Said nevr subdivision, as shown on plat 
marked -'B," shall be made within thirty days from 
the passage of this ordinance, otherwise it shall be 
of no eflect. 

KEPOKT OF COMMITTEE. 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys of the 
West Division, to wliom was referred the foregoing 
ordinance, having duly examined the same, would 
respectfully recommend its passage. 

Geo. Sherwood, 
e. f. cullerton, 
John Buehler, 
M. Heath, 
G. Powell, 
M. B. Bailey, 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, West Division. 
SUSPENSION OF THE KULES. 
Aid. Daggy moved that the rules be suspended for 
the purpose of taking up sundry reports from the 
Committee on Schools. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Daggy, of the Committee on Schools, to 
whom was referred the communication from the 
City Comptroller c >vering bids for the lease of the 
old Bridewell grounds, sumitted a report thereon. 

Aid. McGrath and Carney demanded that the re 
port be laid over and published. 

The loUowing is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was refer- 
red the communication from the City Comptroller, 
covering bids for the lease of the old Bridewell 
grounds and the 72 >^ feet north of it, having had 
the same under advisement, respectfully report 
that the City Comptroller, after advertising twice, 
has received no bids for the sale of said grounds the 
last time, and only one for renting it, with a re- 
newal of a bid submitted by Grant and Price to 
rent the same. The proposition to rent said 
grounds by said Grant and Price being the highest 
bid offered, your committee would respectfully re- 
commend the passage of the accompanying order. 
P. Daggy, 
Geo. Sherwood, 
Mahlon D. Ogden, 
Committee on Schools, 

Ordered, That the Mayor and City Comptroller be 
and they are hereby authorized to execute a lease to 
Grant & Price, of the old Bridewell grouud and the 
seventy-two and one-half feet north of it, for the 
term ot one year from and after the Istday of May, 
1872, at a rental not less than eight thousand one 
hundred dollars, to be paid quarterly. 
Also, 

Of same committee to whom was referred a com- 
munication from the Board of Education, asking 
the Council to reconsider their action appropriat- 
ing money for the erection of a school building on 
the corner of Wentworth avenue and Thirty-third 
street, submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Knickerbocker and Carney demanded that 
the report be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was referred 
the communication from the Board of Education, 
asking the Council to reconsider its action of Feb- 
ruary 19, 1872, appropriating money for the erec- 
tion of a school building on the corner of Wentworth 
avenue and Thirty-third street, having had the same 
under advisement , respectfully report that your com- 
mittee are of the opinion that school buildings are 
much more needed in the burnt district than in the lo- 
cality named, and that there is not a sufficient 
amount of the school building fund on hand to pay 
for all buildings asked for, would therefore re- 



spectfully recommend the passage of the accom- 
panying order. 

P. Daggy, 
Geo. Sherwood, 
M. D. Ogden, 
Committee on Scheols. 

Ordered, That the order passed hy the Common 
Council on the 8th day of January, 1872, and all 
other orders and resolutions relating to the erection 
of a school building on the corner of Wentworth 
avenue and Thirty-third street, be and the same are 
hereby repealed. 

Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred the 
communication from the Board of Education asking 
the Council to order the erection of school buildings 
on the Ogden and Kinzie lots, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Ogden moved to amend the order by striking 
out all pertaining to the Ogden school and insei'ting 
the followii e:. 

" Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, 
and they are hereby ordered, to prepare plans and 
specitications for a fii'st-class four-story school 
building, to be erected on the site of the Ogden 
school, the same to be of sufficient size to accommo- 
date the children in said district, and permit the 
two upper stories to be used for High School pur- 
poses, said plans and specifications to be presented 
to this Council at the first regular meeting in the 
month of May. 

The amendment pi'evailed. 

Aid Daggy moved to concur in the report, and 
pass the order as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The folLowifig is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby directed to cause to be elected upon 
the Kinzie school lot, a twelve-room building sim- 
ilar to those already ordered for the Franklin and 
Pearson Street Primary schools, at a cost not to ex- 
ceed the sum of twenty-eight thousand dollars, in 
accordance with plans to be submitte 1 by the Board 
of Education, und that the contract be so drawn 
that no extras shall be paid for either work or 
materials furnished. 

Ordered, That the Beard of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby ordered to prepare plans and speci- 
fications for a first-class four-story school building to 
be erected on the site of the Ogden school, the same 
to be of sufficient size to accommodate the children 
in said district, and permit the two upper stories to 
be used for High school purposes, snid plans and 
specifications to be presented to this Council at the 
first regular meeting in the month of May. 
Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred a 
communication Irom the Board of Education 
asking the erection of a school building on the 
corner of Harrison street and Third avenue, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of the 
accompanying order. 

Aid. Schaff'ner moved that the report be laid on 
the table temporarily. 

Aid. Daggy demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Dixon, Tracy, 
Hickey, CuUerton, Bateham, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Cleveland, Buehler, Schmidt, 
Stout, Schati'ner, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Busse, 
Mr. President — 21. 

iVoes— Otis, Coey, McGennisg, Thompson, Daggy, 
Stone, Schmitz, Bailey, dowry, Powell, Bond, 
Sherwood, McGrath, Ogden— 14. 

EEPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

Communication fi-om the Board of Police relative 
to erecting a temporary engine house on the south- 
west corner of the Court House square, and asking 
the concurrence of the Council therein. 

Aid. Knickerbocker moved to refer the communi 
cation to the Committees on Fire and Water and 
Public Buildings, jointly. 

Aid. Caruey demanded the ayes and noes. 

The motion prevailed by the following vote : 

J.i/es— Knickerbocker, Dixon, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, 



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Powell, Bond, Sweet, Gardner, Sherwood, Cleve- 
land, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, 
McCiift'rey, Carney. Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Mr. 
President— 27. 

Noes — Otis,Cocy, McGenniss. Thompson, Daggy, 
Witbeck, Heath— 7. 

The Board of Public Works presented a report and 
order for sprinkling certain streets. 

Aid. McGrath moved to refer the report and or- 
der back to the Board of Public Works with instruc- 
tion to include a sufficient amount in their annual 
estimate, to sprinkle all streets in the city. 

Aid. Dixon moved to lay the motion of Aid Mc- 
Grath on the table. 

The motion was lost by the following vote ; 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGennibS, Thompson, Daggy, CuUerton, Powell, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Cleveland, Schaffner, Ogden, 
Mr. President— 16. 

JVoes—^tone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, Bailey, 
Clowry, Bateham, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, 
Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, McCaflrey, Car- 
ney, Clarke, Busse — 19. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
McGrath, Aid. Dixon demanded the ayes and noes, 
and the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Coey, McGenniss, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, 
Hickey, Clowry, Bateham, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Sherwood, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Carney, Og- 
den— 22. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, 
Thompson, Daggy, CuUerton, Bailey, Powell, Gard- 
ner, Clarke, Busse, Mr. President— 13. 
Also, 

A report and order authorizing the payment of 
$500 to N. P. Loberg, for work done on the City Hall, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Public Buildings. 
Also, 

A report relative to the construction of a school 
house on the corner of Market and Pearson streets, 
and also at the corner of Sedgwick and Division 
streets, and announcing that they had rejected the 
bids for the last named. 

Aid Schaffner moved that the report he accepted, 
and placed on tile. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
A report and ordinance for the vacation ot parts of 
alleys running east and west through block 12, 
Sampson and Green's addition to Chicago, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Also, 

A report and ordinance amending chapter 45 of 
the Revised Ordinances entitled "streets," which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Police. 

The Board of Health presented a communication 
from the Sanitarjr Superintendent recommending 
that certain streets be sewered, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys 
of the three divisions, jointly. 

SPECIAL ORBER. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the or- 
dinance concerning the Chicago and LaSalle rail- 
road, be taken up. 

Aid. Clarke moved that the ordinance be laid 
over temporarily. 

Aid. Thompson moved as an amendment that the 
ordinance be laid on the table. 



Aid. Carney demanded iheayes and noes, and the 
amendment was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Dixon, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, 
Stone, Schmitz, Hickey, Bailey, Clowry, Witbeck, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Stout, Busse — 14. 

iVbes— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Coey, Tracy, 
CuUerton, Bateham, Powell, Bond, Sweet, Heath, 
Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Schaffner, 
McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 21. 

The question then being on motion of Aid. 
Clarke, 

Aid. Carney demanded the ayes and noes, and 
the motion prevailed by the following vote : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Coey, M Gen- 
niss, Dag!=ry, Stone, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, 
Bateham, Powell, Bond, Sweet, Heath, Gardner, 
Sherwood, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Stout, Schalfner, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, 
Busse, Mr. President— 29. 

iVoes— Dixon, Thompson, chmitz, Bailey, 
Clowry, Witbeck— 6. 

The City Comptroller presented his monthly 
statement of receipts and expenditures of the city 
of Chicago for the month of March, 1872, which 
was 

Ordered to he placed on file. 

Aid. Buehler moved that the Committee 
on fire and Water be instructed to re- 
port to this Council at its next regular 
meeting on a communication from the 
Board of Police and Fire Commissioners (referred to 
them) relating to the extension of the Fire Alarm 
Telegraph and increasing the number of Alarm 
boxes. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. McCaffrey moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

.42/es— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Mc- 
Genniss, Thompson, Stone, Schmitz, Bailey, 
Clowry, McCaffrey, Carney, Busse— 13. 

iVoes— Coey, Daggy, Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, 
Bateham, Powell, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Clarke, Ogden, Mr. 
President— 22. 

The Chair directed that the special order, the re- 
port of the Committee on Railroads on the resolu- 
tion adopted by the North Chicago City Railway 
Company relative to the ordinance authorizing them 
to extend their tracks on Lincoln avenue, be now 
taken up. 

Aid. Powell moved that the report be recommitted 
to the committee. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOUENMENT. 

Aid. McGenniss moved that the Council do now 
adjourn. 

Aid. Clarke demanded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

.iyes— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, CuUerton, Bailey, Bateham, Powell, Bond, 
Cleveland, Stout, Carney,Bus8e — 20. 

iVoes— Hickey, Clowry, Swet-t, Witbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Sherwood, Buehler. McGrath, Schmidt, 
Schaffner, McCaffrey, Clarke. Ogden— 14. 

So the Council stood adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 
City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL. 

In accordance with the action of the Council, on 
the recommendation of the Mayor, had at the regu- 
lar meeting held April 15th, his Honor the Mayor, 
the Aldermen, and other city officers, assembled at 
the Council Chamber to pay respect, in their official 
capacity, to the memory of the late Prof. Samuel F. 
B. Morse, "^ith Mr. President McAvoy in the chair. 

Aid. Bond moved that the Chair appoint a com- 
mittee of three, together with his Honor the Mayor, 
to pi'epare and submit appropriate resolutions. 

The Chair appointed his Honor the Maj'or, Aids. 
Bond, Bateham, and McGenniss as such committee. 

The committee, through Aid. Bond, pi'esented the 
following preamble and resolution, which was 
unanimously adopted and transmitted by telegraph 
to the National Morse Memorial Meeting, in session 
in the hail of the House of Representatives at the 
National Capital : 

Whereas, The inventor, in the public estimation, 
is rapidly taking a rank with the foremost of the 
world's benefactors: and. 

Whereas, Samuel F. B. Morse raiiks fiist in his 
class as an inventor and benefactor; there- 
fore. 

Resolved, That the city of Chicago having largely 
received benefits from his labors in her prosperity, 
and in her calamity having through the instru- 
mentality devised by him reached the uttermost 
parts of the earth, vibrating the noblest chords of 
human sympathy, here adds her tribute of re- 
spect and honor to the genius and perseverance of 
the man who, overcoming all obstacles, gave to the 
world the wonderful magnetic telegraph, and 
thereby brought into close communion ail nations, 
tongues, and peoples, breaking down the clannish 
barriers that had divided them and made them 
enemies; that her citizens cherish the name of 
Morse, whose chief monument must ever be his 
high position in the hearts of the people, and that 
while we mourn his departure we, with all the 
civilized world, must ever re.ioice that he lived, and 
that his works remain with us. 

His Ilouor, Mayor Medill , offered as a sentiment : 
" MorFe — one of the few names of the countless mil- 
lions of the human race born not to die; mortal in 
the flesh, but immortal in the memory of man- 
kind," and addressed the meeting as follows : 

Mr. Prehident : — It is proper on an occasion of 
this kind to offer a few thoughts or observations on 
the work of this great man. His name has been so 



long a household word among us that it is hard to 
realize he has departed from this Jife. His work 
has been of such character that it seemed to have 
given him an immortality that has been spiritual, 
so to speak. He has successfully grappled with the 
most subtle ot all material substances and reduced 
it to the high ^ St use which it is possible for the 
mind to conceive, to which it could be put. Pre- 
vious to this invention of Morse, the human race 
had never, with all its inventive effort, and all ex- 
penditure of thought, and money, and labor, been 
able to project thought in advance of the body. It 
had never been able to transmit the feelings, 
sentiments, ideas and wishes of each to the 
other, beyond the reach of the sound of the voice or 
the glance of the eye. Mor^e was the first of all the 
countless millions of the human race who was able 
to s-^parate mind, or thought rather from the mor- 
tal body, and send it round the world, and anni- 
hilate time and space at the same time. The high- 
est efibrt of mechanical genius carried thought no 
faster than it carried the body. Men h;'.d employed 
the carrier pigeon; they had employed beacon 
lights, and various contrivances which to us now 
seem of trivial character: but to convey an idea be- 
tween men, it was necessary to send a man with it 
to deliver it, and hence the speed of the delivery 
was measured by the speed with which the mes- 
senger could travel. Morse changed all that. He 
has stretched by his genius over the world a net- 
work of wires, under the oceans, and acrops the 
rivers and seas, to operate on this globe as the nerv- 
ous system of the body acts in the individual. 

Franklin first discovered the nature of the electric 
element, and I have often thought that had be M ved 
a little longer, had his mind not been engrossvi with 
the cares of state, with the birth of a republic, and 
with the philosophies which he was teaching man- 
kind, that he Avould have robbed Morse of h's im- 
mortality. I have thought that Franklin aL times 
almost made the invention that Morse made, but he 
had too many great things on hand to engross his 
time, and was unable to prosecute his own great dis- 
covery. Others took up the matter where Franklin 
left otf, in Europe and America, and groped in the 
dark for two generations, but Morse was the fortu- 
nate mortal who discovered the secret of emj^loying 
this subtle fluid as a messenger to bear 
thought fi'om man to man and from nation 
to nation, and round the earth. We have 
become so accustomed to the use of the telegraph 
that it seems now almost as if we always had it — as 
if it had come down to us from the days of the an- 
cients; and yet thez'e are several gentlemen now. in 



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this hull who remember very distinctly tliose em- 
biirrassinc and discouraging struggles of Piolessor 
Mori?e to induce Congress, after capitaliats had re- 
fused to let him have a dollar, to advance him a 
little money to dcmouslrate and prove the utility of 
his invention ! I remcmbir ir vividly. I watched 
the prugref^s of that, struggle for several years and 
everything that was print ed and said about it. My 
heart was interested in it. I was then a young man, 
just coming out of boyhood, hut I wrote letters to 
euch member;? of Cojigrcss as I knew, urging them 
to let him have the money he a«ked. to make his ex- 
perimental wire, for, from what I had read of 
Morse's explanations. I was satisfied that what he 
claimed was correct. 

Very soon after that I bee me publisher of a daily 
newspaper, and since then I have always been a 
patron of the invention. It would be very hard lor 
the pre es to give up Morse's work. It would be 
very hard for an editor to feel that he had made 
a newspaper in which he did not present to his 
readers the world's news fresh, asfast e-s it fell from 
human lips or was thought bj' human brains, put 
into type aud then into the paper, and then put into 
the hands of its patrons. If we want to estimate 
the valuf^ of this great discovery or invention, let 
us consider how much we would take in money or 
other valuable thUigs to surrender it forever. How 
much, gentlemen, would Chieago, America, 
or the civilized world take to give up the 
electric telegraph, and have it blot- 
ted cut, witii the knowledge that 
it never could be recovered ? V/hy, you might al- 
most as well ask a mau to give up his life or the 
bread that he eats ; to separate himself frorn home, 
country, wife, and family, as to separate himself 
from the uses of the subtle, spiritual agency, which 
has brought him in contact with the entire race. 
Here we sit this evening, talking with the American 
people, and, if it were necessary, the representative 
of this invention here to-night General Stager, 
would have placed us in communication with 
Europe, Asia, Afr ca, and the islands of the ocean, 
taking no more time to bring the utterances of the 
people at the antipodes to us here, and to tell the 
sentiments in return, than it does to transmit this 
news to the nearest police station across the street. 

This invention was needed to perfect human 
communication. There are limits to the velocity of 
bodies governed by fixed mechanical laws that can 
never be exceeded. I suppose we have nearly 
reached the limit of physical locomotion. If we go 
much bejond that we have already achieved, we 
do it at the peril of life and limb. We increase in 
a geometrical ratio the danger of death. But in 
this invention of Morse's, we have accomplished the 
whole at a bound. Distance is annihilated, and 
time with it, and mortal man here on this crowded 
earth, through the genius of this great man, has 
grasped and enjoys one of the attributes of divinity, 
proving the truth of the bible statement that man is 
created in the image of his Maker 

The great philosopher, Buckle, says that in his 
opinion, perhaps the man who conferred the great- 
est amount of benefit on the human race was Adam 
Smith, the discoverer of the science of political 
economy. I am inclined to challenge even 
so h gh an authority as Buckle. I believe 
that the meed of praise belongs to Morse 
rather than to Smith. I believe that Morse 
has done, and will do, more for the good of man- 
kind, materially, morally, and intellectually, than 
Smith, who gave us tho»e great rules of podtical 
economy. Smith dealt with material things. He 
showed the ignorant men, and the wise men who 
were ignor mt on this subject, the value and neces- 
eity of freedom of trade, and the true laws of 
commerce, and the principles upon which ex- 
changes should be conducted throughout the world 
among men, but it wag a gross invention in com- 

Earison with this etherial one of Morse. If America 
ad never produced another inventor than S- F. B. 
Morse, she would be in danger of no other nation, 
ancient or modern, or of future times, snatching 
from her the palm of invention, for I can conceive 
of no triumph of genius over material things that 
ever can eclipse the use of electricity in the trans- 
mission of thought. 



And as the resolutions that have been adopted set 
forth, he is one of the \ cry few men who ever lived 
to see his own monument erected by a grateful 
peo:de. Morse lived to the full age allotted to man 
and the people were so impatient to erect a memo- 
rial to his memory that they could not wait 
for him to i)a>-s to that bourne from which no trav- 
eler returns, and so the benefactor saw his own 
monument and heard the verdict of posterity in 
the fiesh before he had been gathered to his fathers. 

I shall never, as long as I live, forge., my intro- 
duction to Mr. Morse. I had never seen him until 
two years ago I was in the city of New York, in 
the office of the Western Union Telegraph, confer- 
ring with the President of that great company in 
regard to an increased service of news for the West. 
While talking with Mr. OrLon, a venerable, fine- 
looking, benevolent old gentleman, with long, sil- 
very locks, came into the loom and sat down. Mr. 
Orton, observing that I was not acquainted with 
him, introduced me. I spent ten or fifteen min- 
utes in very agreeable conversation with him, with 
a great many more thoughts passing through my 
mind than I uttered to him. as I sat in the presence 
of this man, who had placed in possession of hia 
race this wonderful magnetic telegraph. His eye 
was clear, his form erect, and his voice was strong, 
and he seemed to be in sound health. I did not 
dream that he was then approaching four-score 
years. 

Mr. President, it is impossible to eulogize the 
memory of Morse. His works are superior to any 
tribute of prai.se that it is possible for us to bestow. 
As the resolutions you have adopted tset forth, ho 
has gone from us in the flesh, but his works remain 
with us, and will remain with us so long as the hu- 
man race exists. They will remain to bless man- 
kind, and to promote peace and good will among 
men. ior, in propottion as this system of tele- 
graphic communication is extended'among the na- 
tions of the eardi, in that proportion will the cau-sea 
of alienation, and all misunderstandings and preju- 
dices, be broken down by its means. Nearly all the 
misunderstandings among men grow out of preju- 
dice and ignorance, and the mission of the telegraph 
is to abolish ignorance of one another among men, 
and to enable one to know what all know, and to 
know it at the very moment that utterance is given 
to the thought, and to enable the whole earth to 
realize day by day what all parts of it are doing, 
thinking, and saying, and intending to do. It en- 
ables the thousand millioiis of the human race to 
think in unison, and to speak with one voice, and 
there only remains, in my opinion, the perfection 
of this system, and the cheapening of transmission, 
to yield to the world more good than it ever entered 
into the hearts of men to expect from it. 

REMARKS OF ALD. L. L. BOND. 

Aid. Bond said he felt like saying a few words 
reearding Morse as an inventor. He had long be- 
lie'ved the inventor had not been accorded the posi- 
tion he deserved. When we compa*e the works of 
Shakespeare with the labor of that poor collier, Geo. 
Stevenson, we find the practical utility of the works 
of the latter the greatest. Jeft'erson and all the 
other great statesmen of the nation have done much, 
and from their records we would not take one jot of 
credit, but how the Declaration of Independence and 
State documents pale into insignificance beside the 
inventions of Fulton and Moise. Some people have 
tried to rob Morse of the honor of inventing the mag- 
netic telegraph, but when it is conceded that his 
work remains in all essential points as it came from 
the master brain, ihe greatness of the man cannot 
be denied. 

SENTIMENT AND REMARKS OF GEN. STILES. 

Gen. Stiles, City Attorney, oflfered the following 
sentiment: 

Nature was personified in Morse. That one touch 
of his will yet make the whole world kin. 

Gen. Stiles added : The discovery of Morse, and 
it wasadicovery, I think rather than an invention, 
made the whole civilized world neighbors. Had 



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it been made a thousand years ago, and had the dis- 
coverer dared lo claim tliat its operations were in 
obeilience to national law, he would have been 
burned at the .'take. I'lad he claimed it as a miracle 
he would have had an army of believer-', and he 
could have founded a great and still enduring relig- 
ion. His discovery was not an accident. With a heart 
full of faith he had long sought for it. Not with 
the fever sh faith of a religious enthusiast, but with 
the nobler faitli of a man of science. 

How touchingly were its uses illustrated during 
our great calamity, when over the wires from 
minute to minute, and from hour to hour, flashed 
that which touched a world of hearts, whose pulsa- 
tions of sympathy coming back to up, we heard and 
felt as plainly as one feels the heart throbs of a near 
friend in anguish. 

The discovery and the discoverer will go together, 
and both will be remembered so long as mindshall 
communicate with mind. 

Mr. W. H. Smith, of the Western Associated 
Press, offered the following sentiment : 

The co-laborers of Morse— though not recognized 
in monuments, nor known in the historic page, yet 
worthy to be remembered, without whose skill and 
untiring industry the invention of Morse would 
have been robbed of half its usefulness; but they 
are yet not without recompense, as the conscious- 
ness of a great work, modestly performed through 
a love of science and sense of duty is a satisfaction 
which no power of man can take away. 

Mr. Smith said that there was a cl3?6 of men 
greatly concerned in the science of telegraphing 
who should not be forgotten on this night, when 
this great inventor of the telegraph is being hon- 
ored. He referred to those who had co-operated 
with Prof. Morse in his great work, without whose 
assistance he would have failed in accomplishing 
the work in all its perfection as we behold it to-day. 
He me int those who had employed themselves 
and given their money in the perfection of in- 
struments, and who had made valuable suggestions 
from time to time in regard to the science of tele- 



graphing. Personal allusions was made to Gen. 
Anson Stager, to whom the honor of establishing 
long circuits was principally due. By means of 
long circuits, Chicago could be connected not only 
with the principal cilips of the country, but with 
the whole world. Long circuits were never be- 
lieved to be possible in the infancy of the telegraph. 
To Chicago was also due the credit of the duplex 
instrument, which could send a message in opposite 
directions at the tame time over a single wire, and 
which was used with great success during the late 
severe storm in working off the great accumula- 
tion of dispatches at Chicago and Buffalo. 

MR. hurley's sentiment. 

Mr. A. H. Hurley, City Comptroller oflered the 
following sentiment : 

Morse, with a thread, has bound all the nations 
of the earth and sealed the union with fire from 
Heaven. 

PRESIDENT m'AVOY'S MESSAGE. 

Mr. McAvoy sent the following message : 

Council Chamber, Chicago, April 16. 
A. S. Solomans, Chairman National Morse Memo- 
rial Association, Washington, D. C. : 
A meeting of the Common Council of the 
city of Chicago is now in session, at the city 
hall, called for the purpose of paying their respects 
to the memory of the late Prof. Morse, and send to 
you and other sister cities our condolence at the loss 
of a man who by his genius has proven himself one 
of the greatest benefactors of the human race. His 
memory will be cherished in every land where his 
wonderful invention is used. The names of Morse, 
Franklin, and Fulton will never be forgotten by a 
grateful posterity. JohnH. McAvot, 

President of the Common Council. 

After which the meeting adjourned. 

C. T. HOTCHKISS, 
City Clerk. 



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OFFICIAL BBPORT. 

Pres«M<— Aids. Knickerbocker, Bowen,Otis, Dixon, 
Goey, McGeaniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, 
Schmitz, Tracy, Rickey, GuUerton, Bailey, dowry, 
Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt. Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. Presi- 
dent. 

Absent— Aid. Verdier, Sherwood and Gill. 



MINUTES. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held April 15th, 1872, be approved 
without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk presented the following communication 
from his Honor the Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, } 
Chicago, April 22, 1872. 5 
To the Honoi"able Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, without ray ap- 
proval, the order passed by your honorable body at 
jts last regular meeting "directing the Board of 
Public Works to cause to be erected a school build- 
ing upon the Kinzie school lot," and "to prepare 
7:)Iat)S and specilications for the erection of a hrst- 
cla8sfoiii--story school building to be erected on the 
site of the Ogden school, thesame to be of suflS- 
cient size to accommodate the children of said dis- 
trict, and permit the two upper stories to be used 
for High school purposes." 

I desire your honorable body to reconsider so 
much of said order as contemplates the erection 
of a first-class four-story building on the site of the 
Ogden school. The location is not, in my judg- 
ment, snfliciently central for purposes olalligh 
school for the North Division. The territory south 
of said school site, before the fire, was mainly oc- 
cupied with business improvements, and will be 
atrain after the restoration. The srreat mass of the 
High school scholars wouM reside so far north of 
the present site that there avouUI be an agitation be- 
fore many years for the erection of another High 
school building more centrally located. There are 
several other school lots owned by the city which, 
in my opinion, would accommodate the people of 
the North Division better than the proposed location; 
the BIm street, the Franklin, the Newberry, or the 
North avenue .and La Salle lot /or examples. 



The school fund can ill-spare the money at thi» 
time with which to erect a first-class four-etory 
building, and I am informed by several members of 
the Board of Education that the Ogden echool build- 
ing the board recommended to be t rected will fur- 
nish ample accommodations for North Division 
High school jjupils until such time as a permanent 
location can be selected and improved, and that it 
can be spared for fchat purpose if it be deemed best 
to have the branch High school established there for 
a few years. For these reasons I would respectfully 
return the order to your honorable body for recon- 
sideration. Joseph Medill, Mayor. 

Aid. Schafl'ner moved to reconsider the vote by 
which the order referred to in the veto of the Mayor 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to amend the order by 
striking out the amendment of Aid. Ogden which 
was adopted at the last regular meeting. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to pass the order as recom- 
mended by the Committee on Schools. 

Aid. Daggy moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Schaffner and the report of the committee on the 
table temporarily, and on his motion demanded the 
ayt'h! and noes. 

The Tnotion was lost by the following vote. 

Ayes-—J}aaL'y, Stone, Tracy, Hickey," GuUerton— 5. 

Noes — Knickerbocker. Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thompson, Schmitz, Bailey, Bateham, 
Powell, Holden, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, Heathj 
Cleveland, Buehler, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, 
Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, 
Busse, Woodman, Mr. President— 29. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to waive the engrossment 
of the order. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

Jlyes— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixou, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Sto;ic, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Batcliam, Powell, 
Holden, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Cleveland, 
Buehler, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, Mc- 
Caffrey, Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Wood- 
man, Mr. President— 34. 

Noes — None. 

Aid. Schaffner moved that the order be passed. 
Aid. Daggy demanded the aycw an<l noes, and th* 
motion prevailed by the following vol*: 



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Ayes — Knickerbocker, Bower!,Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Bickey, OuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, 
Powell, Holden, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, 
Cleveland, Buehler, McGratb, Schmidt. Stout, 
Schaffner, Lengacher, McUrtilr.-y, Carney, Clarke, 
Ogden, Busae, Woodman. Mr. President — 36. 

ATbes— None- 

The following is the order as parsed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby ,directed to cause to he erected upon 
the Ogden and KinzJe school lots each a twelve- 
room building, similar to those already ordered for 
the Franklin and Pearson street primary schools, at 
a cost not to exceed the f»um of $28,000 
each, in accordance with plans to be submitted by 
the Board of Education, and that the contracts he 
so drawn that no extras shall be paid for either 
work or materials furnished. 

Aid. Daggy moved to take from the table the re- 
port of the Committee on Schools oa the communi- 
cation of the Board of Education asking the Council 
to order the erection of a sohooi building on the 
corner of Harrison street and Third avenue. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved to amend the order by striking 
oat" three story," and inserting " four story," and 
striking oat *' 30,000" and inserting "40,000." 

Aid. McCaifery moved to lay the motion of Aid. 
Dixon on tiie table. 

The motion to lay on the table was lost by the fol- 
lowing vote : 

^2/«s—Cullerton, Powell, Witbeck, Heath, Cleveland, 
Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Scout, Lengacher, Mc- 
Caffrey, Busse— 13. 

Noes — Carney, Kviickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, 
Coey, McGenniss, Thompton Daggy, Stone, Schmidt, 
Tracy, Hickcy, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Holden, 
Sweet, Schaffner, Clarke, Ogden, Woodman, Mr. 
President — 23. 

The question then being on the motion of Aid. 
Dixon, Aid. Carney demanded ihe ayes and noes, 
and the amendment prevailed by the following 
vote : 

Ayts — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGennips, Thompbon,Da,«gy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy- 
Hickey, OuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Hoi 
den. Bond, Sweet, Heath, Cleveland, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, 
Clarke, Ogden, Woodman, Mr. President — 31. 

Noes — Powell, Witbeck, McCaffrey, Carney, 
Busse— 5. 

Aid. Daggy moved to waive the engrossment of 
the order as amended. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes, as fol- 
lows : 

^2/cs— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thompson, Stone, Schmitz, Tra.^y, 
Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, 
Holden, Bond, Sweet, Heath, Cleveland, Buehler, 
McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lerigacher, 
McCaffrey, Carriey, Clarke, Ogdeii, Woodman. 
Mr. President— 33. 

jV'oes— Powell, Witbeck, Busse— 3. 

Aid. Daggy moved to pass the order as amended. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as follows: 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixor;, Coey, 
McQenni-s, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Hickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Olovrry, Bate- 
ham, Powell, Holden, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, 
"Heath, Cleveland, Buehler, McGratb, Schmidt, 
Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, Carnej', 
Clarke, Oirden, Woodman. Mr. President — 35. 

Noes—Bxis^a—l. 

The following is the order a? pa«.^ed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, instructed to cause to be erected 
without delay a i<.ur-s!ory school building v/ith 
basement upon the lot on the corner of Han-ison 
street and Third avenue, in conformity with the 
plans to be submitted by the Board of Education, 
and that the sum of forty thousand dollars or such 
less sum as the Commi>?r-i oners of the Board of Pub- 
lic Works shall deem sufficient for that object, be 
and the same is hereby appropriated for that pur- 
pose: Provided, that the contracts for said building 



I shall be so drawn that no exiran shall be paid for 
; either work or materials furnished. 

i PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND ORDINANCSS. 

Petition of Jacob Webber for permission to build 
a barn on State street, between Thirty-fourth and 
Thirty-tiith streets, was 

ilelerred to the Boaid of Public Workf . 

, Remonstrance of property-owners against raisiuj: 

' the grade on Sedgwick street, from Chicago avei.vip 
to Division street, was 
ILeferred to ihe Committee on Streets and Alley-, 

' North Division. 

1 

' Remonstrance of prwperty-owners of the North 
Division against granting permission to the Atlantic 
and Pacific and Chicago and Evanston Railroad 
Companies to lay tracks on certain streets, was 
Referred to the Committee on Railroads. 

Aid. Thompson presented a communication 
I covering an order directing the Board of Public 
Works to construct temporary sidewalks on the west 
1 side of Franklin street, between Randolph and 
j Washington streets, and moved the pansage of the 
I order. 

I The motion prevailed. 
i The follo\ving is the order as passed : 
; Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be di- 
• rected to build a temporary sidewaik on the west. 
I side of Franklin street, between Randolph and 
i Washington streets. 

Aid. Otis presented a resolution directing the 
Board of Public Works to construct temporary sidi'- 
\ walks on the west side of State street, from "Wash- 
I ington street to Madison street, and moved the adop- 
' tion of the resolution. 
I The motion prevailed. 
j The following is the resolution as adopted : 
I Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
i are hereby, instructed to cause a temporary side- 
1 walk to be constructed on the west side of Static 
i street, from Washington street to Madison street. 
I 

j Communication from John Evans in relation to 
I the Chicago and Evanston Railroad Company, was 
Referred to the Committee on Judicirdry and the 
i Corporation Counsel. 

' Petition of citizens asking that the name of M^uli- 

1 eon siiees be changed to that of Broadway, was 

j Referred to Committee on Streets and AlleyiJ, 

! W. D. 

\ Petition of Drs. J. S. Mitchell and T. G. Duncan 

I for the use of tbtj Council Chamber for the Hlinoit- 

! Homoepathic Medical Association for their eight- 

i eenth annual session, w^as 

I Granted. 

! Aid. Otis presented a communication covering a 

' preamble and order relative to plans and specidca- 

; tions for a new City Hall, which v/as 

j Referred to the Committees on Public Building's 

I and County Relations, jointly. 

I Aid. Gardner presented a resolution relative to 
j sale of property tor delinquent taxes, and moved its 
I adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 
I The following is the resolution us adopted : 

Resolved, By the Common Council, that the Cor- 
poration Counsel be, and he is hereby, requested to 
I report at the nest meeting of the Council an ordi- 
i nance providing for the return and eale, at the ear- 
j liest practicable moment, of delinquent property 
{ for taxes and special assessments now clue. 

I Communication from J. Sccley Wallace, relative 

to the vacation of Nineteenth street, was 
I Referred to the Committee on Wharve-, and Public 
■ Grounds. 

i Aid. Knickerbocker presented a resolution for a 



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eldewalk on west side of Fifth avenue, ft-oai Waeh- 
ingion street to Madison street, and moved Its 
a 1 opt ion. 
The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolution as ndopted : 
Rtsolved, That the Board of Public Works be, an-i 
tht-y are hereby, directed to build a temporary side- 
v.-ilk along the west side of Fifth avi^nue, from 
Wushingtou street to Madison street. 

Aid. Ocden presented an order for a temporary 
sidewalk on the east side of North Clark street, from 
Ubicago avenue to North avenue, and mo\ ed it:* 
passage. 

The motion prevailed. 

rhe foll«wing is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, ordered to cause to be hnilt a tem- 
porary six-foot sidewalk on the east side of North 
Clark street, from Chicago avenue to North avenne. 

Aid. Lensachor presented a resolution for a tem- 
porary sidewalk on Rees street, between Larrabee 
and Halsted streets, and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the repolution as jidopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, a'-d 
they are hereby, ordered to erect a temporary Side- 
walk on the south side of Rees street, betwee?i Lar- 
rabec street and Halsted street. 

Aid. McGenniss pre entod a resolution for a tem- 
porary sidewalk on the west side of Fifth avenue, 
irom Taylor street to Madison street, and moved its 
adoption. 

Aid. Dixon dem:\nded the ayes and noes, and the 
motion prevailed by the following vote : 

-4j/g*'— Knickerbocker, Boweu, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGouniss, Thompson, Dagyy , Stone, 3ch mitz,Traey, 
Cullertoi), Bailey, Clowryi, Gardi.er, Sclunidt, Ssout, 
SchatTner, Lengacher, JlcCatrrey, Carney, Clarke, 
Busse. Woodman— 24. 

iVof^s— Hickey, Bateham, Powell, Hoklen, Bond, 
Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, Cleveland, Buehler, Ogdesi 
—11. 

The following is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
they are hereby, directed to cause a temporary 
sidewalk six feet wide to he constructed on the 
west side of PLfth avenue, from Taylor street to 
Madison street. 

Aid. Bateham presented a resolution directing the 
BOiird of Public Works to construct either tempo- 
rary or permanent sidewalks on both sides of all 
graded streets in the burnt district, the same to he 
built at the expense of the owners, and moved its 
adoption. 

Aid. Holden demande ! the ayes and noes, and 
the motion pi-evailed by the following vote: 

^i/es— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Hickey, Cuiierton, Bailey, Clowry, B;'.te- 
ham, Powell, Holden, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath. 
Gardner, Cleveiajid, Buehler, McGrath, Stout, 
Schafi'ner, Lengacher, McCatFrey, Carney, Clarke, 
Ogden, Busse, Woodman. iVIr. President —35. 

iVoes— Schm.idt-~1. 

The foUowini; is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works he re- 
quested to order sidewalks to be constructed, either 
temporary or perraanetit as circumstances will per- 
mit, on both pides of all graded streets in the burned 
district of the city of Chicago, said sidewalks to hfi 
huilt at the expense of the owiers of the property 
on such streets. 

Aid. Stout presented an order for the construction 
of a temporary sidewalk on the west side of Larra- 
bee at.n^ct, from North avenue to Sophia street, and 
on the west side of Clark street, from North avenue 
to Fullerton avenue, an<'' on Lincoln avenue, from 
Wells street to Hurlbut, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and AUeys, 
North Division. 

Petition of citizens for extension of Chicago ave- 
nue to the Lake shore, was 



i Referred to the Board of Public Works with in- 

) etractious to prepare an ordinance as aeked for. 

I Petition of citizens for a wdewalk on Centre street, 

' was 

I Referred to the Board of Public Works. 

j Petition of citizens for water pipe in Burnside 

1 street, between Nineteenth street and Archer avenue, 

j was 

I Referred to the Board of Puhlic Works. 

j Pc tition of property-owners for the repai r of G rove 

I street, was 

I Referred to Committee on Streets ajid Alleys, 

I South Division. 

I Aid. Busse pre^^entcd an order for the erection of 

j lamp-posts destroyed by fire in the North Division, 

i which was 

I Referred to the Committee on Gas-L ights. 

I Remonstrance of the Illinois Stone Compai^y and 

I others against the passage of nn ordnance relative 

i to the manner of loadii'g vehicles, was 

I Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

j Aid. Dixon presented a resolution in relation to 

I the variation of the Jones school lot by the Police 



j Department, which waji 
Referred to the Commit 



tee on Schools. 



Petition of John Lyman for remission of a fine of 
%2b assessed against him in Police Court of the 
North bivision, was 

Eeilrred to the Committee ou Finance. 

Petition of proper! y-ownern on Bloomingdale 
(Street., to have the same graded, and culverts built 
under the Chic-igo and Northwestern Railroad 
tra<'ks where they intersect said street, was 

Referred to the lioard ot Public Works. 

xild. Ogden presented an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to prepare an ordinaiice tor widen- 
ing North State street, from Kinzie to North avenue 
to the width of one hundred feet, which was re- 
ferred to the Conmittee on Sti-eet8 and Alley*', North 
Division. 

Aid. Bateham presented a ret-oluti'm requesting 
the Council to appoint another committee of three 
to investigate the process of preserving lumber, and 
moved its adoptiors. 

The motion prevailed. 

Th'.i *ol!ovving is the lesolution as adopted: 

Resolved, Th:it the Pret.'.denr of the Council be 
requested to appoint anocl.'er committee consisting 
of three members of this Council to curry out the 
wishes of ihe petitioners in investigating the differ- 
ent processes of prt-scrvii.g tiniiber, the results of 
such investigation to be reported back to this body 
at an early day. 

The presiding officer appointed as such commit- 
tee Aids. Bateham, Tlionipson and Lengacher. 

REPORTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Comptroller presented a report covering 
the report of the Board of Inspectors of the House 
of Correction for the quarter ending March 31, 1872. 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Bridewell. 

The Board of Education presented a report recom- 
mending the sale of the Scammon school lot, and 
that the City Comptroller be instructed to advertise 
for a lot as a site tor the Scammon school, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Board of Police and Fire Commissi oners pre- 
sented a report coverinsr a vesolution providing for 
the exchange of the Long John engine house lot on 
^ La Salle street for a lot on' Franklin street. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the report be published 
and made the special order for next Monday evening 
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The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report and resolution : 
To the Honovitble, the Common Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

The Board of Police herewith resppctfuUy sub- 
mit to your honorable body a proposition made by 
A. E. and 3. A. Kent to exchanir" a lot on Franklin 
street, between Lake and Randolph street3,known as 
the south forty (4U) feet of lot four (4) original 
town of Chi<-:ii<o, f)r the lot on La Salle street 
known aa tiie Long John engine house lot, and re- 
commend that the exchange be made and the reso- 
lutionsherewith submitted be passed. 

M. Talcott, 
Mark Sheridan, 
Jacob Rehm, 
Board of Police Commissioners. 

Resolved, By the Common Council of the city of 
Chicago, that the proposition of A. E. and S. A. 
ICent, of date April 20, 1872, for an exchange of the 
south forty (40) feet of lot f ur (4) in block thirty- 
two (32). original town of Chicago, subject to an 
easement of an alley 8 feet in width off the east side 
or end thereof, for the lot owned by the city, known 
.as the lot upon which tlic Long John engine house 
formerly stood, situated on La .Salle street, between 
Madison and Washington streets, said exchange to be 
of the said forty (40) feet of said lot four (4), at four 
hundred and fifty dollar* ($450) per foot, and ►■aid 
lot on La Salle street at fifteen hundred dollars 
($1,500.00) per font, the said A. E. and S. A. Kent 
paying to the city the difference in cash, be, and the 
.vjUme is hereby .acci-pted. 

2d. That tbe difference between the value of 
said lots when received shall be paid into the city 
Treasury to be held and kept as a separate fund for 
the erfCtion of an engine house on said south 40 
feet of lot 4, and the purch ts" of other propt- rcy for 
the Pire Department, and the erection of other en- 
gine houses under the direction of the Common 
Council. 

3d. That the Mayor and Comptroller be and are 
hereby authorized to make, acknowledge, deliv- 
er and receive the necessary conveyances for the 
carrying into eft'ect of the said exchange. 

Aid. Schatiner moved that the rules be suspended 
for the purpose of taking up the rr port of the Com- 
mittee on Fire and Water on the commuuication of 
the Board of Police asking the sale of certain lots 
belonging to the Fire Department, &c., laid over 
and published April 8, 1872. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Stone moved to amend the first resolution 
by striking out the word *' Monroe" and inserting 
the word " Adams." 

The amendment prevailed. 

Aid. McGenniss moved to concur in the report 
and waive the engrossment of the resolutions as 
amended. 

The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
lows : 

-43/es~Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Ilickey, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry. Bate- 
ham, Powell, Holden, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Hegth, Gardner, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaifrey, 
Carney, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. 
President — 37. 

iVbcs— None. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the resolutions as amend- 
ed be adopted. 

The motion prevailed and the resolutions were 
adopted by ayes ai;d noes as follows : 

^j/es— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Hickev, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bate- 
ham, Powell, Holden, Bond, Sweet, Witbeck, 
Heath, Gardner, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, 
Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, McCaffrey, 
Carney. Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, Mr. Presi- 
dent— 37. 

JVoes— None. 

The following are the resolutions as adopted : 

i?csoZ?;€d, That the Citv Comptroller he, and is 
her«by, autboi-lzed to aavertise for proposalo to sell 



1 to the city of Chicago a lot for an engine house on 

I Chicago avenue, between Clark and Wells streets, 

I in the North Division ; also, for proposals to sell to 

j the city a lot for an engine house on Harrison 

j street, b tween State and Cl-irk streets, or on Third 

I avenue, between Harrison and Polk streets- also for 

i a lot in the di.st'ict bounded by La Salle and Prauk- 

j lin streets and Randolph and Yidams streets; also 

j for a lot in thedi.sti-ict east of Dearborn street and 

j north of Madison street. 

I Resohid, That the Comptroller be, and he is here- 

j by, authorized and directed to advertise for propo- 

' sals to purclia.se from the citv the lot on La Salle 

j street formerly the Long John engine house lot; 

I also the lot on Dearborn .street once occupied by the 

I Titsworth engine house ; also the lot on the 'west 

! side of State street, near Congress .street, once occu- 

j pied by the J. B. Rice engine house, and report all 

oisaid bids to this Council. 

1 Jiesolved, That the Police Commiss oners be, and 

I they are hereby, authorized and directed to contract 

I immediately for the purchase of three Babcock lire- 

I engines of the third class, at such price and upon 

such terms of payment as will be for the best inter- 

i ests of the city of Chicago. 

! EPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES. 

POLICE. 

Aid. Knickerbocker, of the Gommi.tlee on Police, 
to wliom had been referred the draft of an ordinance 
I amending Chap. 21 of the Revised Ordinances, enti- 
1 tied "Junk Dealers and Dealers in Second-hand 
Goods," submitted a report recommending the pas- 
sage of the oidinance. 

Aids. McGrath and Schmidt demanded that the 
report be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Honorable the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
I C ty of Chicago in Common Council Assembled : 
I Your Committee on Police, to whom was referred 
j the annexed ordinance " amending Chap. 21 of the 
I Revised Ordinances, entitled Junk Dealers and 
! Dealers in Second-hand Goods," having had the 
j same under advisement, resijectfully report in favor 
j of the passage of the same. 
; Respectfully .-nibmitted. 
; ' John J. Knickekbockek, 

! P. J. IllCKEY, 

L. Schaffner, 

G. POWEI.L, 

I M. Heath, 

' Committee on Police. 

I [For Ordinance see page 122.] 

Also, 
1 Of same committee, to whom had been referred 
a draft of an ordinance concerning the getting upon 
cars, omnibuses, and other vehicles wliile in mo- 
tion, submitted a report recommending the passage 
of the ordinance. 

Aids. Powell and Bailey demanded that there- 
port be laid over and published. 

The followint! is the report : 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen of the 
City of Chicago, in Common Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Police, to whom was referred 
the annnexed ordinance concerning the unautho- 
rized getting upon cars, omnibuses, and other ve- 
hicles, while in motion, having had the same under 
consideration, respectfully report in favor of the 
passa'je of the .same. 

Respectfully submitted. 

John J. Knickerbocker, 

P. J. HiCKET, 

L, Schaffner, 
Geo. Powell, 
M. Heath, 

Committee on Police. 
[For Ordinance s^e page 122.] 
Aid. Buehler moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost, by ayes and noes, as fol- 
lows : 

^ye.?— Stone, Buehler, McGrath, Schaffner, Len- 
gacher, McCaffrey, Carney — 7. 

iVoes— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Thompson, Daggy, Schmitz, Tracy, 



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Hiekey, OuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, Pow- 
ell, Hoideu, Bond, Sweet, Heath, Gardner, Cleve- 
land, Schmidt, Clarke, Ogden, Busse, Woodman, 
Mr. pj-esideut— 28. 

Aid. Holden a-ked unauimous consent to preseut 
sundry reports from the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Groands, which was granted. 

Aid. Holden, of the Committee on Wharves and 
Public Grounds, to whom had been referred the pe- 
tition of A. S. Maltman for lease of the end of Dear- 
born street, submitted a report recommending that 
Mr. Maltman apply to the Comptroller for a lease of 
the property if he still wants it. 
Aid. Buehler moved to concur m the report. 
The motion prevailed. 

Also, 
Of same committee to whom had been referred the 
petition of E. Mendel for a duplicate lease of laud 
belonfijing to the city of Chicago, submitted a report 
reeoniraundir.g the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Schaffner moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the oi'der as passed : 
Ordered, That the Mayor and Comptroller be au- 
thorized to issue to Edward Mendel a duplicate 
lease, except as to names, of the lease issued by the 
city of Chicago, -Jan. 13, 1868, to John P. Olinger, 
E.C. Walker, and C. P. McKay, upon being Satistied 
Avith regard to the facts set forth in the petition of 
Edward Mendel, and herewith annexed. 
Also, 
Of Hame committee to whom had been referred 
the draft of an ordinance eonceniingbill-pofiting, 
etc., submitted a report recommending the ijassage 
of the ordinance. 

Aids. Dixon and Co'-y demanded that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The followinu is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago 
in Common Council assembled : 
Your Committee on Wharves and Public 
Grounds, to whom was referred an ordinance rela- 
ting to the posting of bills or advertisements, having 
had the same under advisement, lespectfnlly report 
that your committee have examined the ordinance 
referred to them, and believe its provisions are cor- 
rect, and that the same should become a part of the 
statutory laws of our city, and we would recom 
mend thepassaj^e of the ordinance. 

Charles C. P. Hoi<i)Eis, 
Chauncet T. Bowen, 
Mahlen D. Ogdex, 
L. Schaffsee, 
S. S. Gardner, 
Committee on Wharves and Public Grounds. 
The following is the ordinance : 
Bi it Ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That no person or persons shall, within 
the limits of the city of Chicago, post or paint an 
advertieemetitupon'any private wall, door, gate or 
fence (without consent in writing first obtained of 
the owner of such wall, door, gate or fence), or 
upon any curb-stone, flagging, gutter-stones, side- 
walkSj gateways, telegraph poles, fire-plugs, wood- 
en or lion railing, or fence of any public grounds or 
buildings, of the announcements for sale, or barter 
of any description of drugs, merchandise, or medi- 
cine, or of the nature of treatment of any disease, of 
any public amusement, or lottery, or notices of a 
general public character, without the previous 
written permitssion of the Mayor. 

Sec. 2. Any person violating any of the provi.«(- 
ions of this ordinance shall be hable to a penalty of 
twenty dollars for each and every oflense, to be 
collected as other penalties for violation of city 
ordinances. 

Seo. S. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage and due publication. 

Also, 
Of same committee to whom was referred the order 
of Aid. Gardner to allow the dumping of debi-ia in 
Lake Park, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 



Aids Clark !;ind Powell demanded that the report 
be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your committee on Wharves and Public Grounds 
to whom was referred the order of Aid. Gardner to 
allow the dumping of debris in Lake Park so as 
to till the small lakes or ponds in said park, having 
had the same under advisement respectfully report 
that your committee have considered the subject 
matter cont .ined in this order and would recom- 
mend that the following words be added to the order 
to- wit : " With the purpose of making the same 
an even and uiuform rade from Michigan avenue to 
the Illinois Central railroad track." With this 
tmiendment added to the order, your committee 
would recommend the passage of the sume^ 

C. C. P. Holden. 
M. D.Ogden, 
L. Schaffner, 
S. 3. Gardner, 
Committee on Wharves and Public Grouiid^s. 
Also, 

Of same committee to whom was referred a 
communication from the Oily Comptroller, submit- 
ting a list of street ends and asking the aciion of ilie 
Council thereon relative to leasing the same, sub- 
mitted a report thereon. 

Alds.McGrath and Carney demanded tliat the re- 
port be laid over and publit^hed. 

The (oilowing is the report : 

To the Mayor and Atdermenof tiie t^ity of Chic igo 
in Common Council Assembled : 

Your committee on Wharves and Public Grounds 
to whom WHS referred a comniiniicat'on from the 
City Comptroller submitting a list of street end.s and 
asking the action of the Council thereon I'elative to 
leasing the same,having had the same under advise- 
ment respeetfull reijort, that your committee have 
txamiued tlie subject matter and submit a list here- 
with, with prices attached for each street end for 
one year, with the recommendation that the usual 
resei-vation be made in each lease retaitiing a jjor- 
tion of each street end as a means of egress and in- 
gress to the river ; your committee would recom- 
mend that the prices annexed herewith to each 
street end be adopted. 

Your committee also submits a list furnished by 
the Board of Public AVorks, showing the street ends 
where the docks were destroyed by fire, October 
9, 1871, and the amount required toredock the 
same, and we would recommend that the amount of 
$8,544 be added to the Board of Public Works 
appropriation for harbor expenses, and that the 
docks be ordered rebuilt without delay. 

Your committee learn that certain parties have 
failed to pay their rent for the use of the sireet 
ends for the past year, and we Avould recommend 
that the Comptroller be authorized to at once collect 
all just dues or rent for these street ends. The rent 
being in all cases but a nominal sum, the same 
should be promptly paid. 

In case your committee have omitted any street 
end that is subject to leasing, we would recommend 
that the Comptroller be authorized to fix the price 
on the lease of the same as herein provided. 
C. C. P. Holden, 

C. T. BOWEN, 

M. D. Ogden, 
L . Schaffner, 
S. S. Gardner, 
Committee on W. &P. G. 
List of docks at strt-et ends belonging to the city 
of Chicago destroyed by fire, with the estiinuted 
amount required to replat^e the same : 
Names of Streets. Feet. Cost. 

Dock street 58 .$664.00 

S. Dearborn 80 640.00 

North Dearborn 80 640.00 

S. La Salle 80 640.00 

N, La Salle 80 640.00 

S.Franklin 80 t>4t).0O 

N,Frankhn 80 640.00 

N. Market 100 800.00 

E. Monroe 66 528.00 

Quincy 66 528.00 



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E. Jackaoii 66 528 UO 

W. Jackson 66 528.00 

E. Harn.^on 66 528.00 

Sebor 40 320.00 

W. T.iylor 60 480.00 

Total 1,068 $8,544.00 

River street dock f 1,000 

Dock street '800 

Southwest corner State sti-eet 400 

Soutli Dearborn street 1,200 

Nortli Dearborn street 1,200 

South L a Salle street 1,200 

North La Salle street «00 

South Franklin street 1,000 

North Franklin street 300 ■ 

North Market street 1,000 

Fulton street 1,000 

East Carroll street 'SOO 

North ITalsted s rect 100 

North Branch street 300 

Haines sti-eet 200 

Fifth street 200 

East Washington street 1,200 

West Was!) i iigton street 1,200 

East Monroe street 1 ,200 

Quincy street 600 

East Jackson street 800 

AVest Jackson street 800 

East Harri-son street 600 

West Harrison street 600 

Sebor street 400 

East Taylor street 400 

West Taylor street 400 

Maxwell street 400 

Ea«t Sixteenth street 600 

West Sixteenth street 800 

Nineteenth street 150 

Grabb street 400 

Todd street 400 

Lime street 300 

Quarry street 300 

Deering street 300 

East Lake street 240 

West Lake street 240 

East Randolph street 120 

West Randolph street 120 

East Kinzie street 60 

West Kinzie street 60 

Aid. McGrath moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

Ayes— Aids. Sweet, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, 
Stout, Lengacher and Carney — 7. 

iVoes— Aids. Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, 
Coey, McGenniss, Thompson, Daggi^, Stone, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, 
Powell, Holden, Bond, Heath, Gardner, 
Cleveland, Schaffner, McCaffrey, Clarke, Ogden, 
Busse, Woodman, Mr. President — 29. 

LICENSES. 

Aid. Clarke, of the Committee on Licenses, to 
whom had been referred the petitions of I. Gold- 
man, C, Sievert, L.Levy, A. Kumley, J. Machen- 
heimer, S. Cohn, J. Capner, M. Broel, 
S. Visscher, C. Cromere, S. Meisen- 
bach, M. Jacobs, M. S. Aaronsen, C. Harris, and 
M. Frankenstein, for free pedlers' licenses, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the petitions be 
placed on file, for the reason that, in the 
opinion of the Corporation Counsel, the Council has 
no right to grant free licem-es. 

Aid. Clarke moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

Also, 

Of same committee, submitted a report concerning 
the draft of an ordinance in relation to auctions and 
auctioneers. 

Aids. Knickerbocker and Carney demanded that 
the report be laid over and published. 

The following is t'ne report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Licenses, having had their at- 



tention called to certain dei'ects in chapter 11 of the 
Revised Ordinances entitled " Auctions," andbeing 
satisfied that said ordinance is insufficient for the 
purpose for which it was intended, portions of the. 
same having been declared void by the Supreme 
<'ourt of this State, herewith present an ordinance 
''Concerning Auctions and Auctioneers," prepared 
by the Corporation Counsel, and respectfully recom- 
mend its early passage. Wm. M. Clarke, 
William Tracy, 

H. WiTBEOK, 

Timothy T. Verdiek, 
Committee on Licenses. 
Tlie following is the ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE CONCERNING AUCTIONS AND AUC- 
TIONEERS. 

Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section i. All sales of goods, chattels or personal 
property at public auction, except such as are 
made under and by virtue of legal process within 
said city, shall be made by an auctioneer, hie co- 
partner or clerk, who shall have first obtained a 
license under the hand of the Mayor and seal of the 
city, and shall have paid therefor to the City Col- 
lector at the rate of two hundred dollars per an- 
num — and shall have executed a bond, with two 
sureties, to said city, to be approved by the Mayor, 
in the penal sum of one thousand dollars, condi- 
tioned for the due observance of the ordinances and 
regulations of the Common Council. 

All licenses to auctioneers shall be made to ex- 
pire on the last aay of April next after the date 
thereof, and shall be subject to revocatioa by the 
Mayor whenever it shall appear to his satisfaction 
that the party so licensed shall have violated any 
provision of any ordinance of the city relating to 
auctions or auctioneers, or any condition of the 
bond aforesaid. 

Sec. 2. Every person wlio may wish to obtain a 
license as above mentioned shall apply in writing 
I for the same to the Mayor, setting forth therein his 
i proposed place of business and the names of his se- 
curities, and In no case shall such license be trans- 
ferable or the place of business changed without 
, the consent in writing by the Major. 
i Sec. 3. Any person who shall sell, or attempt to 
sell, at pubhc auction, in said city, any goods, 
' chattels, or personal property whatever, except un- 
der and by virtue of legal process, without first 
having obtained a license therefor as above required, 
I shall forfeit and pay for each offense the sum of 

fifty dollars. 
I Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of every auctioneer 
; who shall ofler for sale any watch, plate, or jewelry 
j of any kind, to announce to the persons present, in 
i a loud voiee, whether the same be gold, gold-plate, 
I silver, silver-plate, or base metal, before proceeding 
j to sell the same. Every auctioneer who'shall offer 
! for sale any watch, plate, or other jewelry, without 
j first making such announcement, shall, on convic- 
; tion thereof, pay a fine of not more than $50 nor 
I less than $10 for each offense. 

I Sec. 5. The purchaser at an auction sale of any 

watch, plate, or jewelry, shall have the right to re- 

! turn it to the auctioneer at any time within twenty- 

i four hours from the day of sale, if it be not of the 

; quality represented to him, and the auctioneer shall 

return to the purchaser the price of the article. 

Should he refu?e to do so, he shall forfeit his U- 

cense and be liable to a fine of $50. And it is 

hereby provided that if it shall be made to appear 

to the satisfaction of the Mayor that the place of 

sale or place of business of any such auctioneer 

shall nave been closed at any time during said 

twenty-four hours, for the purpose of avoiding an 

offertb return any such article so sold, the Mayor 

shall revoke the license of such auctioneer. 

Sec. 6. Any auctioneer who shall exhibit and of- 
fer for sale at auction any article, and induce ItB 
purchase by any bidder, and who shall afterward 
substitute any article in lieu of that offered to and 
purchased by the bidder, shall forfeit his license 
and be liable to a fine of $50. 
Sec. 7. Any auctioneer or person being present 



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when any watch, plate, or jewelry is oftered for 
Bale, who shall knowingly, with intent to induce 
any person or persons to purchase the same or any 
part thereof, make any false representation or state- 
ment as to the ownership or character or quality of 
the articles so ofieved lor sale, or as to the poverty 
or circumstances of the owner or pretended owner 
of such article or articles, shall, on conviction 
thereof, be subject to a tine of $50, and if such false 
representation is made by 8uch auctioneer, or by 
any other person with such auctioneer's knowledge 
and consent or connivance, the license of such auc- 
tioneer shall be Ibrteited. 

Sec. S. Every auctioneer at the time of receiving 
his license shall file with the City Clerk a writing 
signed by him designating the co-partner and the 
clerk mentioned in section 1 of this ordinance, 
and upon any change of such co-partner or clerk 
shall file a like writing settingforth such change, and 
if said auctioneer shall permit any other person than 
such co-partner or clerk to sell any article at auction 
at the pbice designated in such license he shall for- 
feit his license and on conviction thereof shall be 
lined fifty dollars for each offense. 

Sec. 9."^ All the provisions of this ordinance shall 
apply to such co-partner and clerk while acting as 
auctioneer, and such co-partner and clerk so acting 
as auctioneer shall be subject to all the penalties 
hereby imposed upon auctioneers for like offenses 
or violation of this ordinance 

Sec. 10. Any auctioneer or other person who shall 
sell, attempt to sell, or cry for sale at public auction 
within any of the streets, alleys or commons of the 
city of Chicago (unless by written permission of 
the Mayor) any hoi'ses, mules, or cattle, or any 
wagon, "carriage, or other vehicle drawn by any or 
either of the animals aforesaid, shall be deemed 
guilty of a nuisance and of obstructing the streets 
of said city ; and upon conviction shall be subject 
to a fine of not less than five nor more than twenty 
dollars for each offense. 

Sec. 11. This ordinance shall take effect on the 

day of , A D. 1872, having been pubUehed 

as required by the charter. 
Also, 

Of same committee, to whom was referred a resolu- 
tion concerning beer wagons, delivering beer 
without license, submitted a report recommending 
that the resolution be placed on file and an accom- 
panying ordinance passed. 

Aids. Powell and Tracy demanded that the report 
he laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Chicago, 

in Common Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on L icenses to whom was referred 
the resolution concerning beer wagons, delivering 
beer without license, having had the same under 
advisement, re-pectfuUy report that the opinion of 
the Corporation Council, herewith submitted, is to 
the effect that no such license can be required. 
Your committee therefore recommend that the 
resolution be placed on file, and that the ordinance 
in regard to •' vehicles" be amended as provided 
for in the ordinance herewith submitted. 

Wm. M. Clarke, 
Wm. Teacy, 

H. WiTBICK, 

T. T. Verdier, 
Committee on Licenses. 
Law Department, March 14, 1872. 
To the Committee on Li censes : 
As to the power of the city to compel licenses 
to be taken out by beer wagons peddling beer an.l 
ale manufactured in other cities and sold in Chi- 
cago, I would state : 

Jhat the city ordinance requires a license to be 
taken outwhere the vehicle is used "for hire" in 
the transportation of any article or thing in the 
city of Chicago. 

This I am of opinion, includes only vehicles hired 
or that run for hire. 

If the wagons referred to are hired by tlie manu- 
facturer at so much a package or by the'day, mon; d, 
or year, a license could be required, but if owned 
by the manufacturer and no additional priccii 
charged for the delivery of the article, such vehicles 



would not be within the prohibition of the ordi- 
nance ; the fact that the beer or ale is manufactured 
out of the city is of no consequence. Respectfully, 

M. F. TULET, 

Coi-poration Counsel. 
An Ordinance to amend section 1, of chapter47. Re- 
vised Ordinances entitled " Vehicles." 

Be it ordained by the Common Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

That said section one (1^ of chapter forty-seven 
(47) of the Revised Ordinances be and the same is 
hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

No person or persons, whether in the employment 
of any individual, firm, or corporation or otherwise, 
shall keep or use, or cause to be kept or used, within 
the city of Chicago, any hackney coach, coach, cab, 
omnibus, dray, cart, wagon, truck, or other vehicle 
or vehicles, carriage or carriages, of any description 
or name whatever, for the business or purposes of 
carrying or conveying from place to place in said 
city any person or persons, or any Avood, coal, lum- 
ber, stone, brick, sand, gravel, clay, dirt, rubbish, 
goods, wares, merchandise, furniture, building ma- 
terial, or other article or thing whatever, whether 
of a like description or not, without a license so to 
do, and the Mayor is hereby authorized to license 
under his hand, attested by the Clerk and the seal of 
said city, any person or persons, residents of 
said city, over the age of twenty-one years, and being 
the owner or owners of any or either of the said 
vehicles or carriages, to keep or use for the busi- 
ness or purposes of carrying or conveying any ar- 
ticle or thing, as aforesaid, any or either of the said 
vehicles or carriages, upon his or their entering into 
bond with sufiicient sureties, to be approved by the 
Mayor, in the penalty of one hundred dollars, condi- 
tioned for the payment of all penalties and damages 
which the said owner or owners or driver or drivers 
thereof may incur or be liable to pay under any law 
or ordinance of the city of Chicago now in force or 
that shall hereafter be passed. 

All licenses granted under this section may be 
transferred by the Mayor at his discretion, such 
transfer to be attested by the Clerk. 

All moneys derived from licenses under the ordi- 
nance to which this is an amendment shall be held 
as a street improvement fund and shall be used for 
no other purpose. 

This ordinance shall take effect and be in force 
from and after its passage and due publication. 
GAS-LIGHTS, 

Aid. Otis, of the Committee on Gas-Lights, to 
whom was referred the ordinance regulating the 
consumption of gas in the public street lamps and 
defining the duties of Inspector of Gas Meters, sub- 
mitted a report thereon. 

Aids. Powell and Carney demanded that the re- 
port and ordinance be published. 

Aid. Daggy submitted an amendment to the ordi- 
nance, which, on his motion, was laid over and 
published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your Committee on Gas-Lights, to whom was re- 
ferred the ordinance hereto attached, I'egulating the 
consumption of gas in ihe public street lamps, and 
defining the duties of Inspector of Gas Meters, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, respectfully 
report : 

That the consumption of gas by the city lias 
gi'own to enormous proportions of late years, re- 
quiring an annual appropriation of not less than 
three hundred thousand dollars to defray the ex- 
penses for gas alone. 

The expenditure of so large an amount of money, 
i n the opinion of your committee should be protected 
by all the safeguards that can properly be thrown 
around it. 

As the matter now stands, it is the duty of the 
City Comptroller to investigate and guard the ex- 
penditui'es of the annual appropriation for gas, but 
amidst the multitude of business that is constantly 
pressing upon that office, he has little time or 
Inclination to devote to a subject that properly 
belongs to an expert who has had long years of ex- 
perience in that branch of business. 



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With a view to guard the public treasury iu the 
expenditure for gas, and to provide that the public 
streets shall at all times be lighted, as well a* to 
protect private citizens, your committee would 
recommend the passage of the accompanying oi'di- 
uance. Respectfully submitted. 

Joseph E. Otis, 
W. B. Bateham, 

H. M. THOBIPaON, 

T. W. Stout, 
Committee on Gas-Lights. 

The following is the ordinance : 
An Ordinance to Regulate the.Consumption of Gas 

in the Public Street Lamps, and to define the 

duties of the Inspector of Gas Meters, and for other 

purposes. 
Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller be, and he 
is hereby, required to employ the services of some 
competent person, and with the assistance of such 
person to calculate and determine upon a time 
table for lighting and extinguishing the public street 
lamps of the city of Chicago from and iifter the com- 
pletion of such time table, until the rt-speetive con- 
tracts now existing between said city and the gas 
ompanies shall have expired by limitation. 

The said Comptroler shall furnish correct copies 
of such time tabic to the respective gas eorapauies 
which now have eontracls to furtii«li the city with 
gas in the public street lamps, to the Inspector of 
Gas Meter.?, and to the several watchmen stationed 
at the fire engine-houses where test meters are now 
located or to be located as hereinafter provided, and 
wh»n such time table is x^repared and copies so dis- 
tributed as aforesaid, the >ame .shall regulate the 
time of lighting and extinguishing all the public 
street lamps within said city, as provided in the sev- 
eral contracts with said Gas Companies. 

Sec. 2. That in addition to the dutiea of the In- 
spector of Gas Meters prescribed in chapter 18 of 
the Revised Ordinatjces, it is hereljy made the duty 
of said Inspector to carefully inspect and test each 
of the gas meters attached to what lire commonly 
called test-lamps, and by which the gas paid for by 
the city of Chicago is measured, as often as once in 
three months, and to cause the same to be kept in 
perfect order; and he shall examine smd test the 
burners on such test-lam]»s, and in case they con- 
sume too fast or too slow to cause the same to be 
properly adjusted. Said Inspector, before pro- 
ceeding to lest any such test or gauge meter or burn- 
er, shall give rea'aouablc notice in writing ol the 
time and i)Iaee of making such test?^ to the proper 
gas company. 

Sec. 3. The said Inspector shall on the day on 
which the respective gas companies take tlie state 
of test or gauge meters, each and every mouth, at- 
tend iu person and take the state of the meters, keej) 
a I'ecord of each, and he shall on the succeeding day 
make a report thereof to the City Comptroller, show- 
ing the number of feet of gas shown to be consumed 
by each of said test-meters, giving their location. 

'it is hereby made the duty of t^aid gas companies 
to give the said Inspector notice of the time of tak- 
ing the state of such meters, and on failure to re- 
ceive such notice the said Inspector shall on the 
first day of each month proceed iti person to t ke 
the state of such met-ers, and report to the Comp- 
troller the day following: Provided, That if any 
of the days herein set shall fall on the Sabbath, 
commonly called Sunday, the day following shall 
he substitutetl . 

And provided further, that in case said Inspector, 
from sickness or other unavoidable causes, shall be 
unable to perform the duties herein required, the 
Mayor shall forthwith designate and appoint some 
competent person to net and perform said duties for 
the time being. 

Sec. 4. The Board of Public Works shall cau.«e to 
be erected forthwith a test or gauge meter 
and lamp at two difterent fire-engine 
houses in each division of the city, " to 
be known as city test or gauge lamps, 
which shall be furnished with like meters and 
burners as the other test-lamps. The meters of the 
same shall be inclosed with a strong wooden box, 
securely locked, and the key thereof given 



to the Inspector of Gas Meters. The re- 
spective gas companies are hereby author- 
ized to test the said city test or gauge 
lamps, meters and burners once in three months, 
if they desire to do so, after giving reasonable notice 
to the Inspector of such intention. 

Sec. 5. It is hereby made the duty of the watch- 
man at each fire-en^ne house in said city where 
any meter attached to tester gauge lamps is or ra;»y 
be located to keep a true and correct record of the 
time at which such test or guage lamp 
is hghted and also of the time 
when the same is extinguished. And the 
watchmen at .such tire-engine houses where the city 
test-lami>8 are located and the meters locked up a» 
herein before provided shall attend to the lighting 
and extinguishing of the same, in strict accordance 
with the time table pi'ovided for in the first section 
of this ordinance. And all of said watchmen shall 
make monthly reports under oath to the Ijvspector 
of Gas Meters. 

Sec. 6. That, to cHjualizc the time, it is hereby 
made the duty of the persons employed to light the 
public street lamps by the several gas companies 
which furnish the city with gas, to cause the test or 
irauge lumps and other public lamps first lighted, to 
be first extinguished, taking themin the same order 
in whioh they were respectively lighted; that is to 
.*ay, if any test ur gauge lamp is first lighted it shall 
be the first extinguished, and so with street lamps. 
And it is hereby made the duty of all police patrol- 
men, iis well as all firemen and watchmen at fir^ 
euginehouses, to report all violations of the pro- 
visions of this section to the Inspector of Ga» 
Meters, uho shall report tlu; facts iu writing to the 
Common Council without delay. 

Sec. 7. The Inspector shall file with his monthly 
ref)Orts to the Comptroller the report>« of the re- 
spective watchmen, and the Comptroller shall com- 
pare thi^ time so reported with the quantity of gas 
consumed, as reported liy said Inspector, and iu 
(!ase he finds any material discrepancy between the 
ciuantity s > ascertained and the bi-ls rendered by 
the resijective gas companies, he shall not pay ?uch 
1)ille until they are properly adjusted, and the said 
Comptroller is hereby authorized on the part of the 
city to make such adjustment on fair and equitable 
principles. 

Sec. 8. The Inspector shall also carefully report 
lu the City Comptroller the state of the city test or 
g lUge lamps as shown by their meters on the same 
•iay^the other test lamps are taken, and the said 
(JomptroUer shall examine and compare the same 
with the reports of the other test lamps, and if he 
llnds any substantial discrepancy between the said 
eport.'S he shall forthwith make an investigation as 
io the cause of «ieh discrepancy, and report the re- 
.-lilt of such investigation to the Common 
t'ouncil. 

Sec. 9. It is lieieby made the duty of the said In- 
^pecor to keep a supei vision over all the said test- 
i mps and the public street lamps, together with the 
I mrners tliere'o attached, and shall see that iJiey are 
Kept clean and in perfect order. The burners to be 
iif equal size, and of the size provided for in the 
'ontructs of said city with any person or com- 
i).iny furnis-hing or supplying the city with gas. 

Sec. 10. The .said In.-sijectof shall keep an office in 
the City Hall, to ijeprovided by the Board of Public 
V'orks," where he shall be found at all business 
liours of the day, except when absent on business 
connected with his official duties, and shall keep in 
ids office a good and accurate {jhotometer, meter 
and prover, to be furnished by the city of Chicago, 

Sec. 11. Said Inspector shall from' time to time 
make pbotometrieal te.*ts of the quality of the ga.<; 
furnished by the gas companies,and shall communi- 
'■ate to the (.'ommon Council the result of such 
tests. 

Sec. 1'2. The .said Inspector shall keep books in 
bis office in which he shall record the number of 
each meter inspected byhim, andthe time when it 
was tested and proven by him, the reports of eald 
watchman and his own reports hereby required — 
all notices given by him and other proceedings of 
his office — which recoi-de shall at all times be open 
to public inspection. 

Sec. 13. When any meter or bunier at any t«et 



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lamp is to be examined by any Gas Company or per- 
son furnishing gas to the city, the said Inspector 
ehall attend in person at such examiiiation, lieep a 
record thereof, and forthwith report to the City 
Comptroller the result of such examination. 

Sec. 14. The said Inspector shall make quarterly 
reports in writiut; to the Common Council showing 
the condition of the test or gauge meters and burn- 
ers and also of the street lamp burners. He shall 
also report the number of private meters by him 
tested each quarter, and the amount of c^'mpensa- 
tion by him received, and by whom paid. Such 
quarter y reports shall be made on the t^econd Mon- 
days of May, August, November, and February of 
each and every year 

Sec. 1&. Saidinspector, before entering upon the 
discharge of his duties, shall execute and fiie a bond 
in the penal sum of ten thousand dollais, eondi- 
tioned for the faithful performance of each, every, 
and all of his duties as now prescribed by laws and 
ordinances, or that may hereafter be enacted or or- 
dained, with two or more good and suificient sure- 
ties, to be approved by the Mayor, Comptroller, 
and Counsel to the Corporation. 

Sec. 16. The Inepector of Gas Meters in addi- 
tion to the fees and charges allowed him for the in- 
spection o private meters, shall be allowed the 
further sum of one thousand three 
hundred dollars per annum, and the 
watchman at each fire enaine house 
where teat-lamps of any kind are located, shall be 
entitled to an additional sum of lifty dollars per 
annum, both to be paid quarterly out of the gas- 
light fund, and which shall be in full compensaiion 
for all services required under the provisions of 
this ordinance : Provided, That where there are 
more than one watchman at any one of said iire-en- 
gine houses, only one shall be entitled to the taid 
additional compensation. 

Sec. 17. Thatin case the said Inspector cannot in 
person attend to all his duties, he is hereby author- 
ized to appoint one or more assistants, to be paid by 
the said Inspector, and he shall be responsible for 
all the official acts of such assistants. 

Sec. 18. The City Comptroller is hereby author- 
ized and required to furnish all necessary apparatus, 
books, blanks, and also to rent and furnish a sui*^- 
able office for the Inspector of Gas Meters, and to 
pay all reasonable expenses for the same out of the 
gas-light fund appropriation. 

Skc. 19. If any person or persons shall unlawfully 
tamper with, alter or chanae any gas meter, public 
or private, or the register thereof, or the burner of 
any test, gauge, or public street lamp, with the in- 
tend to defraud the city of Chicago, or with the in- 
tend to defraud any gas company, corporation, per- 
son, or persons, or if any person or persons shall 
violate j-ny of the provisions or requirements of this 
ordinance, he, she, or they so offending shall be 
liable to a penalty of not less than ten nor more 
than one hundred dollars for each and every such 
offense, to be collected as provided by law for the 
collection of fines aid forfeitures in other cases of 
violation of law. 

Sec. 20. This ordinance shall be in force from and 
after its passage and due publication 

The following is Aid. Daygy's amendment : 

Amendby inserting the following section : 

Sec. 20. That section 1 of chapter 18 Re- 
vised Ordinances of 1866, be amended so as to read 
as follows : There shall be appointed by the Mayor, 
and confirmed by the Common Council, biennially, 
on the second Monday of May, or as soon thereafter 
as may be, some suitable person or persons to be 
styled " the Inspector or Inspectors otGas Meters." 
Before entering unon the duties of his or their oflice I 
or offices, the said Inspector or Inspectors shall be 
sworn to the faithful performance of his or their 
duties, as the same may by ordinance be assigned 
or prescribed And the Mayor is hereby authorized 
and empowered to remove such Inspector or In- 
spectors at any time for neglect of duty, or any other 
cause, and the Mayor shall report such removal or 
removals to the next regular meeting of the Common 
Council, with a nomination or nominations to fill 
the vacancy or vacancies for the remainder of the 
term or terms, and the Council shall forthwith con- 
firm or reject such nomination or nomination». 



Change " Sec. 20" of the original ordinance to 
"Sec. 21." 

Also, 

Of same committee to whom had been referred a re- 
solution ordering the erection of test-lamps.sabmitted 
a report recommending the adoption of the resolu- 
tion. 

Aid. Otis moved to concur in the report and adopt 
the resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the resolittion as adopted : 

Resolved, That the City Comptroller be, and he is 
hereby instructed to notify the Chicago Gas-Light 
and Coke Company to erect test-lamp.-^ with meters 
at the following stations, for the measurement of 
gas consumed by the city in the public streetlamps : 

1 Quincy street. City Hall. 

1 Harrison street police station. 

1 North Dearborn street police station. 

1 Webster avenue police station . 

Aid. Schmidt moved that the Council do now ad- 
journ. 

The motion was lost by the following vote : 

^yes— Thompson, Stone, Hickey, Holden, 
Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stout, Scliaff'ner, Len- 
gacher — 10. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Tixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Daggy, Schmitz, Tracy, CuUerton, 
Bailey, Clowry.^Batehaai, Powell, Bond, Heath, 
Gardner, Cleveland, McCaffrey, Caruty, Clark, Og- 
den. Busse, Woodman, Mr. President- -25. 

Aid. Dixon moved that when the Council ad- 
journs it be until Thursday, April 2o, at 7 }i o'clock 
p. m. 

Aid. Daggy moved as an amendment that when 
the Council adjourns it be until Saturday evening. 

Aid. iVIcGraih moved as an a^^uvi-lnent to the 
amendment that when the Con iC: 1 adjourns it be 
until Mondaj', April 29, at 2}i o'clock p. m., to take 
up business where left oft\ 

The question being on the amendment to the 
amendment. Aid. Dixon demanded the iiyes and 
noes, and the motion prevailed by the following 
vote : 

Ayes — Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Hickey, Cullci- 
ton, Bateham, Powell, Holden, Bond, Heath, Gard- 
ner, Cleveland, Buehler, McGrath, Schmidt, Stovit, 
Schaflner, Lengacher, McCaflrej', Carney, Clarke, 
Ogden, Busse, Woodman--24:. 

Noes — Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dixon, Coey, 
McGenniss, Schmitz, Tracy, Bailey, Clowry, Mr. 
President— 11. 

PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Aid. Gardner, of the Committee on Public Build- 
ings, to whom was referred the petition of A. L. 
Evans ana others to erect a truss inside of a build- 
ing, submitted a report thereon. 

Aids. Powell and McCaffrey demanded that the re- 
port be laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Public Building8,to whom was 
referred the petition of A. L. Evans and others to 
erect a truss inside a building on Wabash avenue, 
near Madison street, to a height of one hundred and 
thirty-five feet, having bad the tame under advise- 
ment, respectfully report : That tney believe that 
the erection of such a truss would be in violation of 
the fire ordinance, and also be a damage to the sur- 
rounding property, therefore your committeee 
would recommend that the prayer of the petiiioner.s 
be not granted. S. S. Gardner, 

Mahlon D. Ogde\, 
Davtd Coey, 
M. B. Bailey, 
M. Schmitz. 
Committee on Public Buildings. 
Also, 

Aid. Gardner, of same committee, to whom wan 
rel^rred the petition of F. Letz & Son for payment of 
six thousand five bundled dollars, .«iibraittv'd a re- 
port thereon. 



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AldK. Bueliler and McGrath demanded that the 
leport be laid over and i^ublished. 

The following is tlie report: 
To the Mayor and Aldernien of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Public Buildinss, to whom was 
referred the petition of F. Letz & Son for payment 
(if six thousand iive hundred dollars ($6,500) for ex- 
tra work done on the City Hall, haying had the same 
under advisement, respectfully report : 

After c^jreful consideration, we believe the city of 
Chicago is justly indebted to Letz & Son for extra 
work done oa City Hall in the amount of six thou- 
sand and three hundred dollars ($6,300), and your 
committee would recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing o der. S. S. Gardner, 

MahlonD.Ogden, 
Dattd Coet, 
M. H. Bailed, 
M. Scmiirz, 
Committee on Public Buildings. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller is hereby au- 
thorized and instructed to pay to Letz&Son the 
sum of six thousaiid three hundred dollars ($6,300), 
and charge the sameto the City Hall account. 
Also, 

Of same committee, to wliom was referred a re- 
port and order presented by the Board of Public 
Works for the payment of $500 to N. P. Loberg, 
submitted a report recommending the passage of 
the order. 

Aids. Buehler and McGrath demanded that the 
report be laid over and published. 

The following is the report: 
To the Mayor a^d Aldermen of the City of Chicago. 

in Common Council assembled : 

Your committee on Public Buildings, to 
whom was referred the communication of the 
Board of Public Works in relation to the claim of N. 
P. Lobei'g for $o00, for balance due on contract for 
work done on ihe City II all, having had the same 
under advisement, respectfully report that we be- 
lieve there is a balance due N. P. Loberg of $500 
on contract for work on City Hall, therefore we rec- 
ommend the passage of the order as recommended 
by the Board of Public Works. 

S. S. Gardner, 
Mahlon D. Ogden, 
David Coey, 
M. B. Bailev, 

M. SCHMITZ. 

The following is the order : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be authorized and 
directed to pay the final estimate of $500 issued to 
N. P. Loberg for work done under his contract for 
masonry upon the City Hall. 

By unanimous consent, 

Aid. McGenniss, of the Committee on Fire and 
Water, to whom was referred an ordinance amend- 
ing Section 4 of the Fire-Limit ordinance, submitted 
a report thereon. 

Aids. McGenniss and Stone demanded that the re- 
port be laid over and published. 

The following is the report : 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago, 

in Common Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Fire and Water, to whom was 
referred an ordinance amending section 4 of an 
''Ordinance defining the fire limits and regulating 
the construction and removal oi' buildings therein," 
having had the same under advisement, respectfully 
report : 

Your committee sul>mit herewith an ordinance, 
and respectfully ask its passage by your honorable 
body. 

.7. W. 3IcGenniss, 
James J. McGrath, 
T. W. Stout, 

H. WiTBECK, 

Committee on Fire and Water. 



The following is the ordinance: 
Be it Ordained by the Common Council of the City 

of Chicago ; 

That section four (4) of an ordinance entitled 
" An ordinance establishing the fire limits and 
regulating the construction and removal of buildings 
therein, thie carrying on of business deemed hazard- 
ous on account of fire, and defining the duties and 
power of the Fire Marshal," jjassed February, 1872, 
be, and the same is hereby, so amended that the 
words " Provi'led further, That the Board of Pub- 
lic Works shall cause an advertisement to be in- 
serted in the corporation newspaper for ten days of 
the name of the party applying for such permit, the 
present location of the building to be moved, and 
the lot upon which it is proposed to move the same," 
be stricken out and the following inserted in lieu 
thereof: 

Provided, further, That the Board of Public 
Works shall cause an advertisement to be inserted 
in the corporation newspaper for three days, of the 
name of the party applying for such permit, the 
present location of the building to be moved, and 
the lot upoa which it is proposed to move the same, 
and also to raise any building not exceeding two 
Htories in height sufQciently high to place theie- 
unde;- a brick or stone basement not to exceed 
twelve (12) feet in height. 

Aid- Knickerbocker moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

'.! he motion was lost by ayes and noes as follows : 

Ayes — Knickerbocker, Otis, Dixon, McGenniss, 
Thompson, Daggy, Stone, Schmitz, Tracy, Hickey, 
Cullercon, Holdeu, Bond, Cleveland, Buehler, Mr. 
President— 16. 

iV^offS—Bowen, Coey, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, 
Powell, Heath, Gardner, McGrrath, Schmidt, Stout, 
Schafi'ner, Leniracher, McCaftVey, Carney, Clarke, 
Ogdeu, Busse, Woodman — 19. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 

Report of Committee on Finance on the report of 
the Board of Public Works in relation to the con- 
struction of sidewalks, laid over and published 
April 1, 1872. 

Aid. Bateham moved to concur in the report and 
pass the order recommended, bj- the committee. 
I The motion prevailed. 
I The following is the order as passed : 
\ Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be, 
and they are hereby, autborized to notify in the 
usual manner the owners of all property fronting oh 
I any of the streets within the burnt district ofu en 
j city to proceed to construct, at their own expenst , 
either a temporary or permanent sidewalk, as cir- 
cumstances will permii, on the side next to and in 
front of any such premises, and if the order ehali 
not be complied with within thirty daj'S after such 
notice has been sn-ved, the Board of Public Works 
may proceed at once to levy a tax upon all of such 
property for the required amount of money, and 
I proceed at once to construct the necessary side- 
walks from the proceeds of such tax. 

1 ADJOUKNlilENT. 

I Aid. Bailey moved that the Council do now ad- 
i journ. 

j The motion prevailed by ayes and noes as fol- 
j loAvs : 

j . Ayes— Otis, Coey, McGenniss, Daggy, Stone, 

Schmitz, Cullerton, Bailey, Clowry, Bateham, 

I Powell, Holden, Gardner, BuehUr, McGrath, 

1 Schmidt, Stout, Schaffner, Lengacher, Busse— 20. 

iVofS— Knickerbocker, Bowen, Dixon, Tracy, 

Hickey, Bond, Heath, McCatiVey Carney, Clark, Og- 

den. Woodman, Mr. President— 13. 

And the Council efood adjourned until Monday, 
April 29, 1872. at 2:30 p. m. 

C. T- H0TCHKIS8, 
City Clerk. 



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A-I*K^11L. SOtli, IST'S. 



OFFICIAL REPORT. 

Present, Aids. Knickerbocker, Bowen, Otis, Dix- 
on, Coey, McGeiiDiss, Thompson, Daggy, Schmitz, 
Tracy, Hickey, CuUerton, Bailey, dowry, Bateham, 
Powell, Bond, Verdier, Sweet, Witbeck, Heath, 
Gardner, Gill, Cleveland, Buehler, McGralh, 
Schmidt, Stout, SchaflFner, Lengacher, McCaffrey 
Ogden, Busee, Woodman, and Mr. President. 

Absent, Aids. Stone, Holden, Sherwood, Carney 
and Clarke. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held April 22, be approved without 
being read. 

The motion prevailed. 
PETITIONS, COMMUNICATIONS AND OEDINANCE8. 

Aid. Daggy presented a communication covering 
a preamble and resolution in relation to lamp posts 
in Ellis Park and Langley street, and moved that 
the resolution be adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the preamble and resolution as 
adopted : 

Whereas, on the 17th day of July, 1871, the Coun- 
cil passed an ordinance directing the Board of Pub- 
lic Works to erect nine lamp posts in Ellis Park; 
and whereas, also, on the 3l8t day of July, 1871, 
this Council passed another ordinance directing the 
said Board of Public Works to erect three lamp 
posts on the southern end of L angley street ; and 
whereas, also, none of said lamp posts have been 
erected: therefore. 

Resolved, That the said Board of Public Works 
be and thpy are hereby directed to erect said nine 
lamp posts in Ellis Park, and said three lamp posts 
at the southern end of Langley street without delay, 
or report to this Council at its next meeting their 
reasons for not doing so. 

Petition of John V. Farwell & Co. asking thf 
Council to relieve them from the payment of water 
tax on account of the construction of an artesian 
well and erection of fire plugs near the business 
block on Franklin, Monroe and Market streets. 

Aid. Bowen moved that the petition be referred 
to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The motion prevailed. 

Petition of W. B. Ogden, asking permission to 
erect an outside iron stairway at the building on 
the corner of South Water and Franklin 
streets. 



Aid. Schafiner moved that the prayer of the peti- 
tion be granted. 
The motion prevailed. 

Petition of property owners on Grove street, asking 
the Council to c mpel the Joliet and Chicago Rail- 
road Company to repair said Grove street, was, on 
motion of Aid. Tiacy, 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 



Communication from A. E. and S. A. Kent with- 
drawing their proposition to purchase the Long 
John engine-house lot, was 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 



Petition of citizeasfor gas service pipes on Wcet Six- 
teenth street, from Canal street to Halsted street, 
was 

Referred to the Board of Public Works. 



Petition of citizens for a sewer on South Jefferson 
street, from Sixteenth street to Twenty-second street, 
was 

Referred to the Board of Public Workp. 

Alderman Heath presented an order for lamp- 
post* on Sheldon street, and moved that the order 
be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed; 

Ordered, That the Board of Public Works be and 
they are hereby directed to cause to be erected two 
lamp posts on Sheldon street, between Lake street 
and Fulton street, and i.ssess the pi'operty for the 
expense of the same. 

Invitation from a committee of the Board of Un- 
derwriters, inviting the Common Council to the 
" opening " of the Fire Insurance Patrol at their 
new building, No. 113 Franklin street, on Saturday, 
May 4th, from 3 until 10 o'clock P. M., was, on 
motion of Alderman Tracy . 

Accepted and placed on tile. 

Aid. Daggy presented a communication covering 
a resolution in relation to keeping Ellis Parkin re- 
pair. 

Aid. Thompson moved that the communication 
be referred to the Committee on Wharves and Pub- 
lic Grounds. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Leiigacher presented acomrnuuication cover- 
ing a resolution for water pipe on O'Connor street, 
and moved its adoption. 

The motion prevailed. 

The lollowing is the resolution as adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be, and 
Miey are hereby, directed to lay water pipes on 
O'Connor street, between Sedifwick and Hurlbut 
Rti'eets. 

Aid. McGenniss presented a communication cov- 
ering a resolution in relation to obstructions placed 
across a public alley by the Lake Shore and Michi- 
Kan Southern Railroad Comp'tny, and moved that 
the resolution be adopted. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is th- resolution adopted : 

Resolved, That the Board of Public Works be 
Rxxd they are lieiebj directed to investigate and re- 
port to this Council bv what authority the Lake 
Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad Company has 
obstructed the alley running north and south be- 
tween Taylor and Polk streets, by laying their 
tracks in the line of said alley, thereby greatly 
damaging the abutting property. 

Aid. Bailey oll'ered an order directing the Board 
of Public Works to erect four fire plugs, one on the 
corner of Paulina and Mitchell streets; one on the 
corner of Catherine and Paulina streets ; one on the 
corner of Ashland avenue and Mitchell street, and 
one en the corner of Sampson street and Ashland 
avenue. 

Aid. Dixon moved that the order be referred to 
the Board of Pubhc Works. 

The motion prevailed 

Remonstrance of property owners on the pro- 
posed route of the Atlantic and Pacific, Railroad 
Company, against the passage of the ordinance. 

Aid. McGrath moved that the remonstrance be 
tabled temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

Remonstrance of property owners on Blooming- 
dale road against an ordinance authorizing the At- 
lantic and Pacific Railroad Company to lay their 
tr.icks on the above mentioned road. 

Aid. McGi'ath moved that the remonstrance be 
tabled temporarily. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon presented a preamble and resolution 
directing the Board of Public Works to prepare 
plans and specifications for a new police station on 
the old Armory site. 

Aid. Daggy moved that the preamble and resolu- 
tion be referred to the Committee on Police. 

The motion prevailed. 

KEPOBTS OF CITY OFFICERS. 

The City Treasurer presented his annual report 
for the fiscal year ending March 31, 1872, which was 
accepted ano ordered to be 

Placed on file. 

The School Agent presented his quarterly state- 
ment of the receipts and expenditures of the school 
fund from Jan. 1, 1872, to April 1, 1872, which was 
accepted and ordered to be 

Placed on file. 

The City Comptroller presented a report cover- 
ing proposals for the purchase of certain lots for- 
merly occupied by engine houses, which was or- 
dered to be published and 

Referred to the Committee on Fire and Water. 

The following is the report : 

CITY COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE,? 
Chicago, April 29, 1872. 3 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chicago 

in Common Council assembled : 

In accordance with a resolution of your honorable 
body, passed the 22d inst., I have advertised for 
proposals for the purchase from the city of lots 
formerly occupied by engine houses, and herewith 
submit such as have been received, to wit ; 



I From A. E. & S, A. Kent, for lot on La Salle 

I street, being 44 feet front, known as " L ong 

John" lot, for $1,527.50 per front foof, 

I cash $67,210 

I From C. E. Overman, for lot on Dearborn 
I street, being 24x80 feel, known as the 
" Titsworth" engine lot, $1,051.25 per front 

foot $25,230 

(X cash, balance in 1, 2, and 3 years, at 8 
per cent, interest. 
From A. B. Meeker, for lot on Dearborn 

street, $1,006,50 per front foot $24,156 

From Isaac Pflaum, for south )4 lot 12, block 
137, S, S., being 25 feet on State street, 
near Congress street, known as J. B. Rice 

engine house, lot $700 per front foot $17,500 

From Joel Bigelow, for lot on State street, 

near Congress $12,625 

Respectfully submitted. 

A. H. BURLEY, 

j City Comptroller. 

Also, 

A report covering proposals for sale of lots fo